EU-African Union ministerial meeting to be held this week
October 25, 2021
Foreign affairs ministers of the European Union and the African Union will meet for the second time in this configuration since January 2019 to take stock of progress made since the fifth EU-AU Summit (Abidjan, 29-30 November). Ministers will also exchange views on the EU-AU partnership and how to strengthen cooperation.
During the meeting, discussions will revolve around the following topics:
the response to and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic
investing in the digital and green transitions
peace, security and global governance
migration and mobility
education, science, technology and skills development
Ahead of the sixth EU-AU Summit, which is scheduled to take place in Brussels in early 2022, ministers are expected to identify the most important common priorities, opportunities and challenges for the agenda.