Official Welcome and Opening Ceremony

Salle François Lougah
08:30 to 09:30

The Government of Côte d’Ivoire, the European Union and the African Union welcome all participants to the 6th EU-Africa Business Forum, taking place ahead of the Summit of Heads of States and Governments, bringing together public and private sector representatives from both continents to address a most pressing issue: “Investing in Job Creation for Youth”.
High level representatives from the African Union and the European Union outline the ambitions for the day, specifically the challenges and opportunities in enhancing job-creating sustainable investment in Africa along strategic priorities such as renewable energy, agriculture and the digital economy.
 
The addresses emphasises links with the European External Investment Plan (EIP) and its Investment Windows. The EIP aims to enhance sustainable investment flows towards Africa and optimise inclusive job creation.