Jean Asselborn at the EU-Africa summit

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On April 2-3, 2014 Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Jean Asselborn, participated in the EU-Africa summit in Brussels.

More than 90 delegations of the two continents attended the meeting, including many heads of state and government, the President of the European Union and African Union, the President of the European Council, the President of the European Commission, the President of the African Union, the President of the Commission of the African Union and the Secretary General of the United Nations.

Under the theme «Investing in People, Prosperity and Peace», the meeting allowed the participants to review the implementation of the Joint Africa-EU Strategy and Action Plan 2011-2013 adopted in Tripoli 2010 and set the framework for the next year.

In Brussels Jean Asselborn reminded that, as a non-permanent member of the Security Council for 2013 and 2014, Luxembourg has made a priority from its partnership with Africa. Luxembourg regularly participates in peacekeeping and security, civil and military, missions in Africa, most recently in the European missions in Mali and Niger, in the Horn of Africa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo and soon in the Central African Republic. Luxembourg also supports many projects of the African Union in the fields of conflict prevention, reform of the security sector, training and strengthening of the African leadership — whether in the Sahel, the Central Africa or in the fight against the Lord’s Resistance Army.

Jean Asselborn took advantage of the presence of a large number of African authorities to have bilateral meetings with several heads of state and foreign ministers. He met the presidents of Mali, of Burundi, of Guinea and the foreign ministers of Eritrea and Ghana.