Elysée Summit for Peace and Security in Africa: arrivals, tribute to Nelson Mandela by José Manuel Barroso, extracts from the opening remarks by José Manuel Barroso and Herman van Rompuy
Type: Press conference - summary
Paris - Elysée Palace
On 6 December 2013, José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, went to Paris, France, where he participated in the Elysée Summit for Peace and Security in Africa with François Hollande, President of the French Republic, and Herman van Rompuy, President of the European Council. This Summit was also the occasion to pay tribute to Neslon Mandela, former President of South Africa, who died on the same date.
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||José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, arriving in ElyséePalace courtyard in Paris, France (5 shots)
||José Manuel Barroso shaking hands with François Hollande, President of the French Republic, (3 shots)
||Herman van Rompuy, President of the European Council, arriving at the Elysée Palace courtyard (4 shots)
||Herman van Rompuy shaking hands with François Hollande (5 shots)
||Soundbite by José Manuel Barroso (in FRENCH) paying tribute to Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa
||General views during the minute of silence to pay tribute to Nelson in presence of Mandela Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, South African Minister for International Relations and Cooperation, François Hollande, José Manuel Barroso, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Chairwoman of the African Union Commission (AUC), and Hailemariam Desalegn, Ethiopian Prime Minister, paying tribute to Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa, Herman van Rompuy and Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations, (8 shots)
||Soundbite by José Manuel Barroso (in FRENCH) on the progress made by Africa and on the support of the EU as regards development, peace and security.
||Soundbite by Herman van Rompuy (in FRENCH) saying that here too, the European Union supports the efforts to restore security in cities and peace in campaigns. Beyond a very intense cooperation in all areas and humanitarian development aid, they are present in Africa with 9 missions and together they get success, whether in the stabilisation of Mali, in the reconstruction of Somalia, in the fight against piracy inthe Horn of Africa, or in the support of the peace process in the Great Lakes region.