SOUTH AFRICAN PRESIDENT TO ATTEND AU-EU SUMMIT IN ABIDJAN

PRETORIA, South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma leaves for Cote d’Ivoire Tuesday to attend the 5th African Union-European Union (AU-EU_ Summit to be held in Abidjan on Wednesday and Thursday under the theme “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investments in Youth”.

The Presidency said in a statement here Monday that the summit was expected to focus on the importance of the youth in the two regions’ socio-economic development programmes. The summit is also expected to focus on supporting the objectives of the AU Agenda 2063 and its flagship projects,” the state added.

It is further expected that the summit will adopt Joint Priority Projects for the period 2018 to 2022 that would focus on mobilising investments for Africa’s structural transformation, human capacity development, including capacitating the youth, and on addressing peace and security, ensuring good governance and creating resilient societies.”

The summit will also discuss issues of mutual concern affecting the two regions, including enhancing economic opportunities for youth, mobility and migration, trade and investment, co-operation on peace and security as well as co-operation on governance between the two regions.

President Zuma will be accompanied by Minister of International Relations and Co-operation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry Bulelani Magwanishe.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK