African Union – European Union (AU-EU) and their partners gathered for the 6th Reference Group on Infrastructure meeting to discuss the infrastructure agenda of the AU-EU Partnership in Addis Ababa on May 17-18, 2018. The partners of the meeting recognised that the AU-EU Partnership plays a very essential role in steering the AU-EU cross-sectoral infrastructure agenda and also stressed the importance of the Abidjan Action Plan 2018-2020 as strategic roadmap and framework of cooperation for that period.

The partners emphasized the importance of intra-African trade and support the advancing of greater economic integration by further developing sustainable connectivity especially building on the Programme for Infrastructure Development for Africa – Program for Infrastructure Development in Africa and NEPAD programmes.

The AU and EU expressed joined commitments to guide and support the preparation of a new medium term PIDA strategic foundation for the period 2020-2030, inter alia the PIDA Priority Action Plan II and other supporting PIDA instruments, that build on the lessons learnt of ongoing programmes established through the PIDA PAP I Mid Term Review. Read More

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