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Europe lays foundation for renewed partnership with Africa

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Science and clean energy among preliminary priorities for cooperation plan

The European Union council met in the Belgian capital, Brussels, on 30 June to kick-start the process of establishing a new partnership with Africa. 

In its conclusions from the meeting, the council noted that the “coming months will be important for the future of EU-Africa relations”. Partnership details will be thrashed out in a series of meetings. The council has called on African governments and organisations to outline their ideas.

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