2 April 2014

Africa: EU-Africa Summit 2014 Starts Today in Brussels

Photo: European Council
The first plenary session of the EU-AU Summit in Brussels.

The 4th EU-Africa Summit of the Heads of State and Government of European Union and African Union is kicking off this Wednesday in Brussels, Belgium, with the participation of more than 40 and 20 African European statesmen, as well as representatives of international organizations.

Under the theme "Investing in People, Prosperity and Peace", the summit will taking place on 2-3 April and will discuss topics including peace, security, investment, climate change and migration.

Angola is attending the summit with a delegation led by the Vice-president of the Republic, Manuel Domingos Vicente, on behalf of the Head of State of Angola, José Eduardo dos Santos, which is also integrated by the Foreign Affairs minister, Georges Chikoti, among other cadres of various governmental departments.

According to the work agenda that reached Angop, from 12H30 to 2 p.m, the heads of delegations will start arriving the Justus Lipsius building, headquarters of the European Council, where the summit will take place on Wednesday and Thursday.

Angop learnt that the opening act set for 2H30 p.m and it will end up with group photo at 6H30 p.m, followed by the official dinner set for 7-9 p.m.

On Thursday on 3 April, the arrival of the Statesmen is set for 08H30 a.m, and the session will start at 10 a.m.

The formal closing of the summit is scheduled for 12H30 p.m, followed by a press conference of the collective, presidents of European Council, Herman Van Rompuy, of European Commission, Durão Barroso, acting president of African Union (AU), Head of State of Mauritania, Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz, as well as the leader of AU Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma.

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