2 April 2014

Africa: EU-Africa Summit Opens in Brussels

Brussels — The 4th EU-Africa Summit opened on Wednesday in Brussels under the chairmanship of Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council.

The Summit, which will focus on "Investing in People, Prosperity and Peace," brings together President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso and heads of state and governments of European and African countries as well as leaders of EU and African Union institutions.

Caretaker President Moncef Marzouki is representing Tunisia to this 4th Summit.

According to a statement of the European Council, this session will also focus on education and training, women and youth, legal and illegal migrant flows between both continents, ways to stimulate growth and create jobs, investing in peace and ways to enhance EU support for African capacities to manage security on the continent.

The Summit will also be an opportunity to take a fresh look at the EU-Africa partnership to highlight some of the results that have been achieved and to explore areas for future co-operation, said the same source.

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