EU presents Communication on enhancing partnership with Africa on peace and security, and job creation for youth

EU presents Communication on enhancing partnership with Africa on peace and security, and job creation for youth

Wednesday, 10 May, 2017

The European Commission and the High Representative/ Vice-President have presented a Communication that sets out the EU's political priorities and concrete proposals for stepping up the existing fruitful strategic partnership with Africa.

The Communication identifies three objectives based on priorities set out by African countries for building an EU-Africa alliance to address common global and regional challenges:

  • a stronger mutual engagement and increased cooperation bilaterally and in the international arena, based on common values and shared interests;
  • security, on land and on sea, and the fight against transnational threats;
     
  • sustainable and inclusive economic development in Africa, in order to create the jobs that the continent needs.

The Communication comes ahead of the Africa-EU Summit in November this year, which will put a specific focus on youth.

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