Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 28 November 2017. The African Union Commission (AUC) officially awards grants to thirteen successful consortia of institutions that will serve as Regional Implementing Centres for the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security and Africa (GMES and Africa) Support Programme. The award ceremony holds on the margins of the 5th AU-EU Summit in Abidjan, Cote d`Ivoire.
The United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, and the High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini met this morning in the margins of the African Union/European Union Summit to discuss concrete steps to address jointly the dramatic situation of migrants and refugees victims of criminal networks, in particular inside Libya.
Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, 28 November 2017 – “The African Union (AU) and its Member States strive to create economic opportunities through regional integration, trade facilitation, and provision of an enabling investment environment.” Said H.E Mr. Kwesi Quartey, Deputy Chairperson of the AU Commission, while addressing the opening ceremony of the Joint AU-EU Ministerial Meeting today 28 November 2017, ahead of the 5th African Union – European Union Summit to be held on 29 and 30 November 2017 in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.
Senior Government officials,
Distinguished private sector leaders,
Distinguished Youth and Women Entrepreneurs,
Ladies and Gentlemen
It is indeed my pleasure to make a few closing remarks and express gratitude to all those who made this event a reality.
BACKGROUND AND CONTEXT
Sixième Forum des Affaires Afrique-UE
Thème : Entreprenariat jeune et emplois de qualité
Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
27 Novembre 2017
Allocation préparée pour
Son Excellence Prof Victor Harison
Commissaire des Affaires Economiques
Distingués représentants des organisations internationales ;
Distingués représentants du secteur privé,
Mesdames et Messieurs,