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Die Regierungschefs der Afrikanischen und Europäischen Union haben sich auf eine gemeinsame Vision für eine neue Partnerschaft verpflichtet.
We, the Heads of State and Government of the Member States of the African Union (AU)
and the European Union (EU) met on 17–18 February 2022 under the Co-Chairpersonship
of H.E. Mr. Charles Michel, President of the European Council and H.E. Mr. Macky Sall,
President of the Republic of Senegal and Chairperson of the African Union.
We recall the 5th AU-EU Summit held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire on 29-30 November 2017
and the 2nd AU-EU Foreign Affairs Ministerial Meeting held in Kigali, Rwanda, on
25-26 October 2021.
1. Aware of unprecedented and mounting common challenges and opportunities, the
leaders of the EU and AU commit to a Joint Vision for a renewed Partnership to build a
common future, as closest partners and neighbours.
2. Two Unions, a joint vision. We agree that the aim of the Joint Vision is to
consolidate a renewed Partnership for solidarity, security, peace and sustainable and
sustained economic development and prosperity for our citizens and for our future
generations, bringing together our people, regions and organisations.
This renewed Partnership will be founded on geography, acknowledgment of history,
human ties, respect for sovereignty, mutual respect and accountability, shared values,
equality between partners and reciprocal commitments.
It aims to be the driving force in promoting our common priorities, shared values,
international law, and preserving together our interests and common public goods. This
includes inter alia: the security and prosperity of our citizens, the protection of human
rights for all, gender equality and women's empowerment in all spheres of life, respect for
democratic principles, good governance and the rule of law, actions to preserve the
climate, environment and biodiversity, sustainable and inclusive economic growth, the fight
against inequalities, support for children’s rights, and the inclusion of women, young
people and the most disadvantaged. We recognise the importance of food security and
nutrition and welcome the AU Theme of the Year 2022.
3. A renewed Partnership. Our renewed Partnership addresses both the immediate
opportunities and challenges, as well as the long-term possibilities offered by our
Please find the full declaration here.