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SADC and EU Ministers to Hold Strategic Talks in Angola

A high-level Ministerial Political Dialogue between the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the European Union (EU) is scheduled for 18 June 2024 in Luanda, Angola.

This significant meeting, co-chaired by Angolan Foreign Minister Ambassador Téte António and Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó, aims to bolster bilateral ties and address critical issues including peace and security, sustainable development, climate change, trade, and investment.

The dialogue marks a pivotal moment for both regions, emphasizing cooperation in economic growth and reforms within the SADC nations.

Key agenda items include the implementation progress of the SADC-EU Cooperation and the EU-Africa Global Gateway Investment Package.

Moreover, strategic agreements on various regional programmes such as trade competitiveness, digital infrastructure, and sustainable food systems are set to be signed.

Representatives from SADC, including Angola, Namibia, and Zimbabwe, alongside EU delegates from the European External Action Service and the European Commission, will attend.

The dialogue follows a longstanding tradition initiated at the SADC-EU Ministerial Conference in Berlin, 1994, reinforcing mutual commitment to a comprehensive and constructive dialogue.

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