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Didier Drogba playing key role at 5th A.U.-E.U. Summit in Ivory Coast

Didier Drogba playing key role at 5th A.U.-E.U. Summit in Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast

Former Ivorian International Didier Drogba is playing a key role in the ongoing African Union (A.U.) and European Union (E.U.) summit currently underway in Abidjan.

Drogba, 39, has been engaged in a series of activities preceding the main summit which starts November 29 – 30, 2017. Among others shooting adverts, engaging in advocacy and joining a musical concert by one of the country’s biggest groups, Magic System.

His main engagement is working with the 36 African and European youth leaders who are expected to present a common position on youth challenges to Heads of State at the summit.

Youth issues are at the heart of the summit whose theme is ‘INVESTING IN THE YOUTH FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE.’ The youth leaders’ engagement is dubbed the Youth Plug-In Initiative (#AUEYYPII)

The former Chelsea and Marseille forward has held meetings with top officials of the E.U. and A.U. and as at Wednesday morning was part of a meeting attended by E.U. foreign affairs chief, Federica Mogherini.

Aside youth issues, African leaders are expected to discuss migration especially in the wake of slave sale footage from Libya. The video showing Africans been sold has caused outrage across the continent and beyond. Security and terrorism is also another area to be discussed.

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