Head of the African Union Commission to address Parliament
Moussa Faki Mahamat, Head of the African Union Commission, will address MEPs at 12.00 on Tuesday in the Strasbourg Chamber.
Malnutrition and starvation, sustainable development, youth and intra-African trade as well as cooperation issues to do with peace and security on the continent should be among the issues to be raised by Mr Faki.
Elected as Chairperson of the 55 African states organisation Commission during the 28th African Union Summit in January, Chad’s former foreign minister Mr Faki pledged to place development and security at the top of his agenda and streamline the organisation’s bureaucracy.
Earlier this month, the EU proposed a reinforced partnership with Africa on peace and security, and job creation for youth in the two continents. The fifth EU-Africa Summit will take place in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, in November 2017, with youth as the key theme. The summit will be a critical opportunity for African and European leaders to reshape and deepen their relationship in an evolving context.
Debate: Tuesday, 16 May
Procedure: formal sitting