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EU and African Union Commissions step up their cooperation to support young people, jobs and peace

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On 23 May, African Union and European Union Commissioners adopted concrete measures to address pressing global issues in key areas such as peace and security, migration, job creation and agriculture. At the 9th Commission to Commission meeting of the two organisations, the two Commissions took stock of progress made to chart the way forward.

The AU and EU Commissions discussed their cooperation to enhance resilience, peace, security and governance and signed a Memorandum of Understanding reinforcing the existing cooperation in the area of peace and security. In addition, they agreed to continue and consolidate the important work made by the AU-EU-UN task force on migration.

The parties committed to invest in economies and people by stepping up existing cooperation on agriculture and agribusinesses and the digital economy.

In the context of the Africa-EU partnership, the EU made available an additional €400 million towards continental and regional projects. These include support to institutional capacity building of the African Union Commission and regional integration on the continent, as well as support to education, skills and job creation, with a special focus on young people.

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Key Outcomes of the Meeting