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The Cotonou Agreement also governs the relations between the European Union (EU) and the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), although the ECCAS is not in fact a signatory.
The fifth African Union - European Union (AU-EU) summit will take place on 29-30 November 2017 in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. 2017 is a defining year for EU-Africa relations, as it has been ten years since the adoption of the joint Africa-EU Strategy.
The European Union and the African Union reaffirm their strong commitment to full implementation of the Paris agreement, and call on all partners to keep up the momentum created in 2015.
High Representative Federica Mogherini and the European Commission today presented 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.
A strategic partnership between the EU and UN Women has been reconfirmed.
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