EU and South African leaders will seek to advance bilateral cooperation at the summit
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EU and South African leaders will review relations and discuss ways of intensifying and broadening their cooperation, at this 7th summit between the two sides, which takes place 100 years after Nelson Mandela's birth.
The summit will be an opportunity for the leaders to advance bilateral cooperation, including trade, as well as multilateralism and the rules-based order.
The leaders are expected to focus their discussions on five main areas:
-economic, trade and investment cooperation
-global challenges such as climate change, migration and human rights
-multilateralism and cooperation in multilateral fora
-the situation in the neighborhoods of each partner
The summit is held in the framework of the EU-South Africa Strategic Partnership signed in 2007.
The EU is South Africa's number one trading and investment partner.
Who will attend the summit?
President Donald Tusk and President Jean-Claude Juncker will represent the EU.
President Cyril Ramaphosa will represent South Africa.
High Representative Federica Mogherini, Vice President Jyrki Katainen, and Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström will also attend.
South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Lindiwe Sisulu, and South African Minister of Trade and Industry, Rob Davies, are also likely to attend.
Welcome of President Cyril Ramaphosa and leaders' only meeting