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Fifth African Union European Union Summit Fifth African Union European Union Summit

Fifth African Union European Union Summit

On November 29 – 30, the fifth African Union-European Union Summit took place in Abidjan, under the theme of Youth.

In the political declaration, the European and African leaders set out their joint commitment to invest in youth for a sustainable future.

Concretely, they committed to focusing their work on four strategic priorities, mobilising investments for African structural and sustainable transformation, investing in people through education, science, technology and skills development, strengthening resilience, peace, security and governance, and managing mobility and migration.

Jean-Claude Juncker, president, European Commission, said, "We spoke a lot about young people during this summit. Already today, the majority of African citizens are under 25 years old, and by the middle of this century, one in four people on earth will be African.”