EU/South Africa Summit: extracts from the common press conference with the participation of José Manuel Barroso
Herman van Rompuy, President of the European Council, José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, and Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa, held a joint press conference following the 6th EU-South Africa Summit that took place on 18 July 2013 in Pretoria, South Africa.
This South Africa/EU Summit provided an opportunity to strengthen the strategic relation between the EU and South Africa and to discuss a number of key issues, in particular the South Africa/EU strategic partnership, key peace and security topics in Africa and beyond, but also global governance, climate change, trade, development issues, and the relations between Africa and Europe as a whole, as set down in the joint Africa/EU strategy.
In the margins of the Summit, Andris Piebalgs, Member of the EC in charge of Development, and Ben Martins, South African Minister for Energy, signed the South Africa/Euratom Agreement for cooperation on the peaceful use of nuclear energy, including in research and development, setting up the overall framework for political, technical and industrial cooperation. PHOTOSHOTLIST