High Representative/Vice-President Mogherini in the Horn of Africa

European Commission Daily News – 20.05.2019


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High Representative/Vice-President Mogherini in the Horn of Africa

High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini is travelling today on a visit to countries in the Horn of Africa region from 20 to 22 May. Federica
Mogherini will visit Kenya, where she is due to meet
President Kenyatta and Members of Government. In Kenya, she will also launch a cross border programme, meet with youth and civil society organisations as well as inaugurate the new EU Delegation
offices in Nairobi. She will conclude her visit in Djibouti and
Ethiopia. InDjibouti,she will meet President Ismail Omar Guelleh,
Foreign and International Cooperation Minister Mahmoud Ali Yousouf, as well as Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Mahboub Maalim. She will also visit the
EU’s ATALANTA maritime security mission and a EU funded project of desalinisation. In Addis Ababa, she is due to meet African Union Commission
Chair Moussa Faki Mahamat to discuss the next EU-African Union ministerial meeting and regional issues. Press points during the mission and photos will be made available on EbS. The EU is working actively to strengthen its partnership with the region which shares many common interests with the European Union,
from tackling climate change to boosting investment, to better managing migration and creating opportunities for youth. The EU is a key partner for the region in many areas, in particular security
with the three Common Security and Defence Policy missions: EUNAVFOR Atalanta, EUTM
Somalia
and EUCAP Somalia. The EU is also a key supporter of Intergovernmental Authority on Development, the regional body in the Horn
of Africa.

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