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Tuesday, 29 September 2009

EU-Africa: Lusaka Declaration

Ministers and National Authorising Officers of ACP member States of COMESA, EAC, IGAD and IOC, their chief executives, and high level Officials of the European Commission held a two-day high level meeting in Zambia’s capital Lusaka on 14th to 15th September, 2009. The joint high-level meeting was held under the theme “Enhancing delivery on the regional integration agenda in the ESA-IO region”. Key issues The meeting discussed latest developments on regional integration in the Eastern and Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean (ESA-IO) region, and more specifically concerning the use of EC funding for regional integration. The meeting considered how to improve aid effectiveness in support of regionally owned strategies. It also addressed the important theme of ensuring coherence between regional and national policies. The meeting further discussed peace and democratic governance in the context of the Joint Africa-European Union Strategy, the global economic and financial crisis and food security.

Source: Comesa