Nick-Westcott on rethinking EU-African Relations
About the Speech:
The Managing Director for Africa in the EEAS, Nick Westcott, examined the multi-faceted and diverse nature of relations between the EU and Africa, from Europe’s ongoing humanitarian assistance efforts with a number of African partner states, to the increasing trade and investment links between the EU and high-growth economies such as South Africa and Angola, the continuing dialogue on climate action, and the security issues arising from the current instability in Mali.
This event forms part of the IIEA/Irish Aid Development Matters series.
About the Speaker:
Mr. Westcott is the EU’s senior diplomat with responsibility for Africa, and advises the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy on issues relating to the region. Prior to joining the EEAS, he was British High Commissioner to Ghana and non-resident Ambassador to the Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Niger and Togo from January 2008 to January