On 15 November, EU and South African Leaders will meet in Brussels for the 7th EU-South Africa Summit, taking place in the year of the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth.
President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker and President of the European Council Donald Tusk will represent the EU, and South Africa will be represented by its President Cyril Ramaphosa. High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini, Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness Jyrki Katainen and Commissioner for trade Cecilia Malmström, as well as South African Ministers will also attend the Summit. Taking place in the framework of the EU-South Africa Strategic Partnership signed in 2007, the Summit will be an opportunity for Leaders to discuss bilateral cooperation, notably on economic, trade and investment cooperation; development cooperation; global challenges such as climate change, migration and human rights; multilateralism and cooperation in multilateral fora; and on the situation in the neighborhoods of each partner. A press conference by Presidents Juncker, Tusk and Ramaphosa is due to take place at 13:10. More information on the Summit and a Factsheet on EU-South African relations are available online. Photos and videos of the Summit will be available on EbS.