The voice of the European Union and its people is heard all around the world. From Asia and the Pacific to Africa, Europe and Central Asia, from the Greater Middle East to the Americas, the European Union’s diplomatic network runs wide and deep to all corners of the globe, making a difference when it comes to human rights, democracy support, migration, development, responding to crises, providing security, contributing to defense and building the resilience and capacities of societies.
139 Delegations represent the EU and its citizens around the globe, building networks and partnerships and promoting the values and interests of the EU. Since the Rome Treaties in 1957, the European Union has enjoyed six decades of unparalleled peace, prosperity and security. European countries living peacefully side-by-side has also contributed to a more peaceful world.
The European Union and the African Union must work ever more closely together as partners to face up to common challenges and make use of the common opportunities ahead, High Representative Federica Mogherini said today.
The EU and Africa are key partners. Africa and Europe enjoy a long-standing and comprehensive partnership,
based in common interests and shared values which has deepened and diversified over decades, as evidenced
in the Lomé and Cotonou agreements, and in particular since the adoption of the Joint Africa-EU Strategy in
2007. Through its long-standing development cooperation, the EU has assisted African countries in a number
of different sectors (governance, peace, security, energy, education, trade, economic growth and job creation,
sustainable agriculture, infrastructure, health, and migration) and positive results have been achieved,
especially regarding the Millennium Development Goals. We are working together to achieve a similar output
in the framework of Agenda 2030.