6th EU/African Union Commission meeting with the participation of José Manuel Barroso
José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, and six Members of the College of the EC went to Addis Ababa to participate in the 6th EU/African Union Commission (AUC) meeting with Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Chairwoman of the AUC. On the first day the Commissioners made several field visits in Dire Dawa. The second day the college-to-college meeting launched the preparations of the EU/Africa Summit to take place in April 2014 and was also an opportunity to take a fresh look at the EU/Africa strategic relationship.
The two colleges addressed a wide agenda covering peace and security, education, health, agriculture, trade, climate change and science and technology. The topics for their meeting also included a discussion on the EU/Africa joint Strategy adopted at the Lisbon Summit in December 2007, and an exchange on the post-2015 development framework.