Delegation of the European Union to Ghana

European Union proposes enhanced partnership with Africa on peace and security, and job creation for youth Brussels, 4 May 2017

Ghana, 17/05/2017 - 16:45, UNIQUE ID: 170517_29
Statements on behalf of the EU

The European Commission and the High Representative/ Vice-President on 4th May 2017 set out the EU's political priorities and concrete proposals for a stronger strategic partnership with Africa

The European Commission and the High Representative / Vice-President present today a revitalised framework for joint action, to build a stronger strategic partnership between Europe and Africa for more prosperity and stability in the two continents.

The Communication presents innovative proposals in a number of key areas – such as peace and security, migration, job creation or energy – based on priorities defined by African countries and stepping up the existing fruitful cooperation between the two continents. This comes ahead of the Africa-EU Summit in November this year, which will put a specific focus on youth.


At this occasion, High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini said: "2017 is the year for a new impetus of the partnership between Europe and Africa: every obstacle we may face is a common challenge, and Africa's hope is our hope. A strong Africa matters to Europe; our friendship matters to our people. Only by joining forces and working in partnership can we provide our youth with a more hopeful and peaceful future. Today, we don't simply look at what we can do for Africa but what we can do with Africa, together".


Read more in the documents attached.

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