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03. April 2014


The summit afforded Africa and Europe the opportunity to further strengthen political and socio-economic cooperation between the two continents.

 The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, led the South African delegation to the Fourth Africa-European Union (EU) Summit from 2 to 3 April 2014 in Brussels, Belgium, under the theme: “Investing in People, Prosperity and Peace”.

The summit afford leaders from the two continents the opportunity to undertake a stock-taking of concrete deliverables that have been achieved over the past three years as guided by the Africa-EU Action Plan 2010 – 2013, which was adopted at the Third Africa-EU Summit in Tripoli, Libya, in November 2010.

It was envisaged that three declarations would be adopted at the summit, namely: the Brussels Declaration of the Heads of State and Government, which is the main outcome document for the Fourth Africa-EU Summit; the Africa-EU Roadmap; and the Declaration on Migration and Mobility.

In addition, Minister Nkoana-Mashabane also hold bilateral consultations with her counterparts from Africa and Europe on the sidelines of the summit.

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