President Juncker addresses #NelsonMandelaPeaceSummit

| September 27, 2018

President Jean-Claude Juncker on 24 September – at the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit at the United Nations Headquarters – paid tribute to Madiba and highlighted the importance of a true partnership with Africa, as outlined also during his 2018 State of the Union speech.

President Juncker said: “Mandela came from a continent cousin, a continent that is young, noble and with a promising future. Africa, with which Europe is bound by a community of destiny. This neighboring continent with which we want to build ever-closer links. Because an alliance between our two continents, an alliance of equals, is the only way possible.” The Summit was called on the occasion of the centenary of Mandela’s birth to reflect on the global peace, with political leaders committing to redouble the efforts to build a just, peaceful, prosperous, inclusive and fair world.

The full speech of President Juncker is available here and the political declaration adopted by the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit here. More information on the Europe-Africa Alliance as put forward by President Juncker, here.

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