European Commission / African Union Sign Agreement on implementation of EC-AUC Action Plan for Exchange of officials and Administrative Cooperation (2010)

According to the official AU side, a high level visit took place at the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa on 5th and 6th November 2009, between the European Commission (EC) and the African Union Commission (AUC).

The purpose of the meeting was to exchange views about developments taking place and to take stock of the implementation of the EC-AUC Memorandum of Understanding with a view to further improving it. On the occasion of this visit, Mrs. I. Souka, Director General (EC) and Dr. Abdul Hakim, Director of Administration and Human Resource Development (AUC) signed an Agreement on implementation of the Commission of the European Communities-African Union Commission Action Plan for the exchange of officials, as well as a Joint Action Plan for Administrative Cooperation (2010). Most of the activities identified in the Action plan centre on capacity building through sharing, learning, benchmarking and direct training. The signing ceremony took place in the presence of Mr. H. Hololei, Chief of Cabinet of Vice President of the European Commission and Mr. Erastus Mwencha, Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission.

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