A record number of College members travel to Addis Ababa for the 10th European Union-African Union Commission-to-Commission meeting | EU Commission Press

Tomorrow, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, travels to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the 10th Commission-to-Commission meeting between the European Union and the African Union, accompanied by 20 Commissioners and the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. Discussions will focus on key issues such as growth, jobs, green transition, digital, peace, security and governance, and mobility and migration. Before departing from Brussels, President von der Leyen said: “Europe and Africa are natural partners. We have a historic bond and we share many of today’s challenges. One of our main objectives is to turn the green and digital transformation of our economies into opportunities for our youth.” This 10th Commission-to-Commission meeting marks a record participation on the EU side, a testament of the priority relations which Africa represents for the new European Commission and its aspiration to take them to a new level. A press release, a factsheet on the EU-African Union Partnership and on the Commission-to-Commission meeting are available online.