Speaker of Ghana in Parliament: We need a new EU-Africa partnership | Atualidade

In a formal meeting on Tuesday, Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo expressed hope that the EU and the African Union can work on a common strategy and define a new partnership. African countries should not only receive help from Europe, but they should sit side by side at the decision-making table on an equal footing.

He stressed that investing in Africa and helping it to develop its economy would offer huge export opportunities for European companies. “We must rely on ourselves and shake off the image of beggars living on charity, aid and alms, and make better and smarter use of our abundant national resources to get us out of the doldrums. poverty and enter into prosperity, ”President Akufo said. Addo.

Speaking of the COVID-19 pandemic, President Akufo-Addo noted that Africa was caught in a “vicious vaccine policy”. While stressing that Africa is grateful for vaccine donations through systems such as Covax, he highlighted the “unsavory policy of vaccine nationalism” which could restrict access and potentially derail efforts to contain the pandemic.

On migration, President Akufo-Addo said that instead of investing money to prevent migrants from Africa from coming to Europe, funds would be better spent to support the African economy and encourage people to stay at home by offering them economic opportunities.

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