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The Vice-President of the Republic of Seychelles, Mr. Vincent Meriton has represented Seychelles at the two-day summit on behalf of President Danny Faure in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

Around five thousand heads of states and Government representatives have attended this very important summit, which had as theme: “Investing in youth for a sustainable future.”
The fifth African Union - European Union (AU-EU) summit has said that 2017 is a defining year for EU-Africa relations, as it has been ten years since the adoption of the joint Africa-EU Strategy.
The AU-EU summit has been a key moment and opportunity to strengthen political and economic ties between the two continents.
African and EU leaders have discussed the future of EU-Africa relations, and focused on investing in youth. This is a key priority for Africa and the EU as 60% of the African population is under the age of 25.
Other priorities of the EU-Africa partnership that have been discussed during the summit include:
•peace and security
•governance including democracy, human rights, migration and mobility
•investment and trade
•skills development
•job creation