President Talon attends AU-EU summit in Abidjan

Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - Beninese president, Patrice Talon, has left Cotonou for the Ivorian capital, Abidjan, to take part in the fifth summit of African Union (AU) and European Union (EU) heads of State and government, which opens on Wednesday, sources close to the Beninese presidency said.

President Talon will, with his peers, participate in the summit whose theme is "Invest in Youth for sustainable future".

The AU-EU summit is ‘a partnership, a platform of dialogue between the two continents (Europe-Africa) which, according to the heads of State, raises the commitment of the two parties to cooperate in the long-term and in a strategic way on the same equal footing.

The Abidjan summit, which is due to end on Thursday, follows that of Cairo in Egypt (2000), Lisbon, in Portugal (2007), Tripoli in Libya (2010) and Brussels in Belgium (2014).
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