The European Union's core ICT policy priorities with respect to inclusive growth and development in Africa revolve around:
The Commission has had a regular annual ICT policy dialogue with South Africa for many years. This dialogue aims at fostering a durable relationship with the most important strategic partner on the African continent, which to a large extent is also influential in all sub-Saharian Africa. The EU still remains the biggest investor and commercial partner of South Africa.
Relations with the Southern Mediterranean countries are developed under the ENP-South component of the European Neighbourhood policy (ENP).