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Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership


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Cotonou Agreement. Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership Nigeria

  1. Introduction to the Africa-EU Strategic Partnership (Cotonou Agreement)
  2. The former Cotonou Agreement
  3. EU-Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund
  4. African, Caribbean and Pacific Group (ACP)
  5. Euro-Mediterranean Partnership
  6. European Union Neighborhood Policy
  7. Bilateral relations of the EU with Africa
  8. EU-South Africa Agreement
  9. EU-Algeria Association Agreement
  10. The EU Trade Agreements with Egypt, Morocco, and Tunisia

The objectives of the subject “Africa-EU Strategic Partnership” are the following:

  1. To understand the objectives of the Africa-EU Strategic Partnership
  2. To analyze the benefits for the African Countries of the Africa-EU Strategic Partnership
  3. To explore EU bilateral relations with Africa

Students, Doctorate, Master in International Business, Foreign Trade

International Relations of Africa

Africa-EU Strategic Partnership

The EU-Africa Summit, cemented the new Africa-EU Strategic Partnership, marking a qualitative leap in international relations between Africa and the EU.

  1. The Joint Africa-European Union provides a general long-term framework for the international relations between Africa and the EU
  2. By the Lisbon Declaration, Africa and the EU define the framework for the Africa-EU Strategic Partnership, intended to guide the dialogue and cooperation between the EU and Africa
  3. One of the main objectives of the Africa-European Union relations is to promote the UN Millennium Development Goals achievement in Africa
  4. This objective is strengthened and complemented by specific objectives pursued within the Cotonou Agreement, trade development and cooperation agreements, the Euro-Mediterranean partnership, and the European Neighborhood Policy, including the assistance to the political reform and economic modernization
  5. Strong trade links connect Europe with Africa, making the EU the largest export market for the African products
  6. Near 85% of cotton, fruit, and vegetables Exports are imported from the EU
  7. For most of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group countries - and virtually all the ACP countries - the European Union is the largest trading partner

The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group (ACP) group involves seventy-nine member economies, all of them, except Cuba, signatories to the Cotonou Agreement that bind them to the EU: forty-eight countries from the Sub-Saharan Africa, sixteen from the Caribbean and fifteen from the Pacific.

List of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group (ACP) countries (Africa): Angola - Cape Verde - the Comoros - Benin - Botswana - Burkina Faso - Burundi - Cameroon - Central African Republic - Chad - Congo (Brazzaville) - Democratic Republic of the Congo - Ivory Coast - Djibouti - Eritrea - Ethiopia - Gabon - Gambia - Ghana - Republic of Guinea - Guinea-Bissau - Equatorial Guinea - Kenya - Lesotho - Liberia - Madagascar - Malawi - Mali - Mauritania - Mauritius - Mozambique - Namibia - Niger - Nigeria - Rwanda - São Tomé and Príncipe - Senegal - Seychelles - Sierra Leone - Somalia - South Africa - Sudan - Eswatini - Tanzania - Togo - Uganda - Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Nigerian Trade Agreements: Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ), Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD), AGOA, Trade Preferential System (TPS-OIC)...

The Africa-EU Strategic Partnership belongs to:

  1. African Civilization
  2. European Economic Area (Western Civilization)

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