Posted by: africanpressorganization | 9 October 2009

Joint AU/EU press conference / 13th Africa-EU Ministerial Troika Meeting





Joint AU/EU press conference / 13th Africa-EU Ministerial Troika Meeting



ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, October 9, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ — In the framework of the 13th Africa-EU Ministerial Troika Meeting which will take place on 14 October, at the Headquarters of the African Union a joint EU/AU Press Conference will be held on Wednesday  14 October 2009 at 3 pm at the AU headquarters, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.


During the meeting a number of challenges will be discussed, such as the implementation of the first action plan of the Africa-European Union Strategic partnership, certain peace and security issues, as well as the global economic, financial crisis and the preparation of the Copenhagen Conference.


Journalists are invited to take part in the press conference.


At the level of both AU and EU Commissioners, the panel will consist of:


Ramtane LAMAMRA, AU Commissioner for Peace and Security

Maxwell M. MKWEZALAMBA, AU Commissioner for Economic Affairs

Karel de Gucht, European Commissioner for Development and humanitarian aid


Please also note that the AU Presidency as well as the EU Presidency will be represented at a ministerial level.


The General Secretariat of the Council of the EU is to be confirmed.


African Union Commission (AUC)


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