AU, EU agree on measures to tackle pressing issues in Africa
ADDIS ABABA, May 24 (Xinhua) -- The African Union and the European Union (EU) have adopted measures to address pressing issues in key areas such as peace and security, migration, job creation and agriculture on the African continent.
The measures were adopted on Wednesday during the AU Commission-European Commission meeting in Brussels, Belgium, according to an AU statement on Thursday.
The two commissions discussed their cooperation to enhance resilience, peace, security and governance, including support to African peace initiatives such as the G5 Sahel joint force.
The two sides signed a Memorandum of Understanding reinforcing the existing cooperation in the area of peace and security.
In addition, they agreed to continue and consolidate the important work made by the AU-EU-UN task force on migration.
The parties also committed to investing in economies and people by stepping up existing cooperation on agriculture and agribusinesses and the digital economy, and dedicated themselves to continue the active engagement with the youth in the Africa-EU partnership in innovative and meaningful ways.
In the context of the AU-EU partnership, the EU made available an additional 400 million euros towards continental and regional projects, including support to institutional capacity building of the AU Commission and regional integration on the continent, as well as support to young people.