Video conference of development ministers, 23 November 2020

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EU Ministers responsible for matters relating to defence held a videoconference on 23 November 2020. The agenda included the following items:

  • Discussion on the issue of debt relief, investment and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), notably in the framework of the response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic;
  • Discussion on how to promote gender equality and women's empowerment in all external action;
  • Briefing on the latest state of play regarding negotiations on the post-Cotonou Agreement;
  • Briefing on the Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI);
  • Briefing on the prospects of EU development cooperation in Tanzania.

Ahead of the video conference, the Council also adopted of a set of conclusions concerning the ECA Special Report on EU Development Aid to Kenya.

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