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Giovanni Faleg speaks on Japan-EU relations in Africa

29 November 2022
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On 29 November, Senior Analyst Giovanni Faleg spoke at a webinar on Japan’s policy towards Africa, organised by the Initiative Globale pour la Paix et la Sécurité en Afrique (IGPSA) and the Timbuktu Institute-African Center for Peace Studies.

Dr Faleg discussed the prospects for cooperation between Japan and the European Union in Africa, against the backdrop of greater global power competition. Referring to EUISS analyses, specifically the Imagine Africa series and the African Strategies Chaillot Paper, Dr Faleg emphasised, among others, the importance of human security, sustainable development and good governance as key points of convergence between Japan’s and the EU’s strategic approaches towards the African continent.

Mr Osamu IZAWA, Ambassador of Japan in Senegal, Ms Sayoko UESU, a researcher at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Tokyo, and Mr Bakary SAMBE, Director of the Timbuktu Institute, also participated in the discussion.

A press release of the event is available here.