EU Relations with Benin

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Political, trade and cooperation relations between the EU and Benin are built on the ACP-EU Partnership Agreement (The Cotonou Agreement) which was signed in 2000 and revised in 2005 and 2010. The EU and Benin have political dialogues that cover a wide range of issues – regional, political, trade, development, and governance.

The priorities in the EU-Benin bilateral cooperation set out in the Country Strategy Paper 2008-2013 are:


  • Governance and local development
  • Infrastructure and regional integration
  • Poverty reduction

The overall EU assistance to Benin between 2008 and 2013 is expected to be around 395 M€.