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Special seminar invitation
New Transatlantic Partnership Perspectives with Africa

Join this special online seminar to be co-hosted with the ISS Pretoria and the CSIS Washington on the 4th of May. We will discuss with experts from the EU, the US and Africa if a new Transatlantic Partnership between Europe and the US can also contribute to stronger relationships with Africa.

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Invitation gives background and outlines questions the seminar will explore

Both the European Union and the USA are recalibrating their policies with Africa. Rebuilding relationships will require patience, persistence, and an openness to break from past practices. US President Biden, German Chancellor Merkel, and French President Macron underlined during the recent Munich Security Conference the importance of a sustainable partnership with Africa. Chancellor Merkel suggested that: “(...) the relationship with Africa is of strategic importance and should also play an important role in the transatlantic partnership”. Various concepts and approaches are under discussion on both sides of the Atlantic. What does this mean for the African Union and her member states? To what extent do the new policies towards Africa create challenges and opportunities for collaboration? What are current African priorities and how do they match with US and EU current strategies?

Join this event with representatives from two renowned think tanks, the Institute for Security Studies Pretoria and the Center for Strategic and International Studies Washington, and high-level policy makers:

Tuesday, 4th May, 5 - 6.30 pm SAST


- Dr Jakkie Cilliers, Head of African Futures and Innovation Program, ISS

- Judd Devermont, Director, Africa Program, CSIS

- Bernard Quintin, Deputy Managing Director for Africa, European External Action Service

Facilitation: Ottilia Anna Maunganidze, Head of Special Projects, ISS

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