Union (EU) Partnership
Africa-EU partnership is a traditional form of partnership, which has gestated
over a long period of time. Institutionally, it began with the first Africa-EU
Summit in Cairo, Egypt, in 2000, followed by the 2nd Summit that
took place in Lisbon, Portugal, in December 2007, which adopted an Africa-EU
Joint Strategy (JAES) and its Action Plan. The third AU-EU Summit was held in
Tripoli, Libya, in November 2010.
The JAES reflected the wider
processes of integration in both continents as well as geopolitical changes
occurring in the wider international landscape, particularly, the challenges of
globalization. Significantly, this partnership is one of the most productive
and has produced concrete outcomes in the areas of peace and security;
democratic governance and human rights; trade; migration, mobility and
employment; climate change, as well as regional integration and infrastructure.
For more: http://www.africa-eu-partnership.org