EU-Africa Summits of Heads of States and Governments take place every three years alternatively in Africa and Europe. These Summits take stock of the progress made in the implementation of commitments made and provide political guidance for further work.
Approximately 5302 participants attended this meeting, 83 of which are Heads of States representing 55 African countries and 28 European countries, delegations from various partner countries, the African Union Commission, the European Union Commission, international organizations, and regional and sub regional organizations.
This Summit built on a series of preparatory events, aiming to bring the views of the key stakeholders of the Partnership. It includes the following:
- Africa-EU Civil Society Forum (11-12 July)
- Africa-Europe Youth Summit (9-11 October)
- Africa-EU Economic and Social Actors Forum (16-17 November)
- EU-Africa Business Forum 2017 (27 November)
- Africa-EU Local Governments Forum (27 November)
- Parliamentary Summit (27-28 November)
Other priorities of the AU-EU partnership were equally discussed during the summit. These included:
- Peace and security
- Governance including democracy, human rights, migration and mobility
- Investment and trade
- Skills development
- Job creation
Macron répond aux questions des étudiants burkinabés à Ouagadougou