On 9th March, the President of the European Commission and the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy proposed the basis for a new strategy with Africa.
The document proposes to strengthen EU-Africa cooperation through partnerships in five key areas: green transition; digital transformation; sustainable growth and jobs; peace and governance; migration and mobility. It sets out the opportunities and challenges faced by both Continents and suggests 10 action points as a basis for future action.
The proposals are part of the ongoing dialogue with African partners and will be the basis of discussion in the run-up to the next EU-AU Summit in Brussels in autumn 2020. This event will be the occasion to define joint strategic priorities for the years to come.
The proposals build on the growing momentum in EU-Africa relations. With the 6th Summit between the African Union and the EU and the conclusion of the negotiations of the new partnership agreement between the EU and the African, Caribbean and Pacific group of States, 2020 will be a pivotal year in living up to the joint ambitions of an even stronger partnership.