EU-Africa Forum - Heads of State Share Vision on Cooperation Between Africa and Europe

OrganizationsInternational Organizations ♦ Published: December 19, 2018; 22:22 ♦ (Vindobona)

The High-Level Forum Africa-Europe met at the ACV-Austria Center Vienna to focus on "Taking cooperation to the digital age". The debates focused on the cooperation between the European Union and African countries in the areas of innovation and digitisation, in particular the question of how the benefits of digital change can benefit everyone.

Family photo of the Africa-Europe Forum / Picture: © Bundeskanzleramt (BKA) / Andy Wenzel

"We need a new look at Africa and must not only think of poverty, the threat of migration and the lack of human rights. What is needed is a dialogue, an honest partnership", said Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz at the opening of the Forum.

The aim is to enable people in Africa to live a dignified life in peace and prosperity.

"It is not only about political…