On Thursday, 30 November 2017 in Abidjan, at the closing conference of the AU-EU Summit, Moussa Faki Mahamat, Acting Chair of the African Union Commission, described the relationship between Africa and Europe as unfair and inequitable.
“Africa has been occupied by European nations that have colonized it, and the two sides have developed relations that have never been just or equitable.” Now that Africa is of age, it is now independent in its entirety. It has therefore offered itself a continental organization, has developed its vision that is in the 2063 agenda, has partnerships with the world, so it is time, with our European friends, to evaluate our cooperation “ , he estimated.
He added that the trade agreements between the EU and the 79 countries in the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) zone, which are in their 42nd year, are coming to an end in 2020.
“We are under discussion. in such a way that everyone can benefit from it, there is no monopoly, we speak frankly as equals, each one defending their interests, Africa has the right to industrialize. to choose the partnership that is most favorable to him, “ he said.