African leaders head to Brussels for 6th EU-AU summit

The EU-AU summit is due to take place in Brussels on February 17-18. /CFP Picture
The EU-AU summit is due to take place in Brussels on February 17-18. /CFP Picture

African heads of state and government are expected in Belgium this week to meet their European counterparts on the occasion of the 6th European Union-African Union summit.

The EU-AU summit is due to be held in Brussels on February 17-18, with leaders focusing on common priorities for the common future of both sides.

According to the EU, the summit will provide a unique opportunity to lay the foundations for a renewed and deepened AU-EU partnership with the utmost political commitment and based on trust and a clear understanding of mutual interests.

Leaders are expected to discuss how the two continents can build greater prosperity. The 2022 Summit aims to launch an ambitious Africa-Europe investment package, taking into account global challenges such as climate change and the current health crisis.

Leaders will also need to hold deliberations on tools and solutions to promote stability and security through a renewed peace and security architecture.

A joint declaration on a common vision for 2030 should be adopted by the participants.

During the two days of the Summit, a series of thematic round tables will also be organised.

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