EU and South African leaders reviewed relations and discussed ways of intensifying and broadening their cooperation, at this 7thsummit between the two sides, which took place 100 years after Nelson Mandela’s birth.
The summit is an opportunity for the leaders to advance bilateral cooperation, including trade, as well as multilateralism and the rules-based order.
The leaders have focused their discussions on five main areas:
- economic, trade and investment cooperation
- development cooperation
- global challenges such as climate change, migration and human rights
- multilateralism and cooperation in multilateral fora
- the situation in the neighborhoods of each partner
The summit is held in the framework of the EU-South Africa Strategic Partnership signed in 2007.
The EU is South Africa’s number one trading and investment partner.