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Media Advisory: High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini visits Horn of Africa

Bruxelles, 20/05/2019 - 16:48, UNIQUE ID: 190520_21
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High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini is travelling today on an official visit to countries in the Horn of Africa region from 20 to 22 May.

Federica Mogherini began her visit today in Mogadishu, Somalia where she met Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khayre. She also visited EUTM Somalia troops and EUCAP Somalia personnel.

Continuing her visit in the Horn of Africa, Federica Mogherini will visit Kenya, where she is due to meet President Kenyatta and Members of Government. In Kenya, she will also launch a cross border programme, meet with UN representatives in the country, with youth and civil society organisations as well as inaugurate the new EU Delegation offices in Nairobi. 

She will conclude her visit by travelling to Djibouti. In Djibouti, she will meet President Ismail Omar Guelleh, Foreign and International Cooperation Minister Mahmoud Ali Yousouf, as well as Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Mahboub Maalim. She will also visit the EU's ATALANTA maritime security mission and a EU funded project of desalinisation.

Press points during the mission and photos will be made available on EbS

The EU in the Horn of Africa

The EU is working actively to strengthen its partnership with the region which shares many common interests with the European Union, from tackling climate change to boosting investment, to better managing migration and creating opportunities for youth.

The EU is a key partner for the region in many areas, in particular security with the three Common Security and Defence Policy missions: EUNAVFOR Atalanta a maritime mission which fights piracy off the Somali coast, EUTM Somalia and EUCAP Somalia. The EU is also a key supporter of Intergovernmental Authority on Development, the regional body in the Horn of Africa.


EU relations with Somalia

EU relations with Djibouti

EU relations with Kenya