EU reinforces cooperation with the African Union and announces new peace building support of €120 million

EU reinforces cooperation with the African Union and announces new peace building support of €120 million

17/03/2017

High Representative/Vice President, Federica Mogherini, and Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, on official visit to the African Union.

Today the High Representative/Vice President, Federica Mogherini, and Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, concluded an official visit to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The aim of the visit was to strengthen ties and boost partnership with the African Union on common areas of cooperation. In this respect, they met with the new leader of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat who took up office just two days ago. Remarks following her press point with Moussa Faki Mahamat are available here.

The EU announced new financial support for the Horn of Africa region as well as for the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).

 

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