European Union External Action

The EU’s partnership with the Sahel

Bruxelles, 23/02/2018 - 09:58, UNIQUE ID: 180223_3

“The EU is the first partner of the Sahel. We want to help the region be safer, stronger and provide opportunities for the future of its people, especially the youth. To achieve this, together, we must make security and development go hand in hand, one can’t happen without the other.” European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.

On 23 February 2018, the European Commission is hosting the International High Level Conference on the Sahel in Brussels to strengthen international support for the Sahel region. This is part of the EU’s longstanding partnership with the Sahel region.