5th EU/African Union Commission meeting with the participation of José Manuel Barroso
José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, received Jean Ping, Chairman of the African Union Commission (AUC), ahead of the 5th EU/AUC meeting. Members from both institutions then participated in a plenary session. Discussions focused on two key issues: democracy and growth. On the occasion of the joint press conference, José Manuel Barroso gave as a gift a copy of the Robert Schuman declaration to Jean Ping.