By Justice Hub
If you ever get round to reading through the outcomes of high-level meetings where ministers get to decide things, they can sound very abstract. Take the fifth African Union – European Union (AU-EU) summit which took place in November in Abidjan.
There was a joint declaration outlining common priorities for the EU-Africa partnership.
But these gatherings are also people to people. And sometimes offer the opportunity for someone like Pilirani Khoza from Malawi to tell a big European donor what she thinks is really needed.
Here’s a little video of the encounter between Pilirani and the new Dutch Minister for Foreign Affairs Halbe Zijlstra.
The AU-EU meeting itself decided on four strategic areas:
- economic opportunities for youth
- peace and security
- mobility and migration
- cooperation on governance
If you the chance to give your view to an important donor, what would it be?