Gulf of Guinea Commission takes part in the launch of the African Union Project – decade (2015-2025) of the african seas and oceans

The Gulf of Guinea Commission (GGC), represented by its Deputy Executive Secretary for Political Affairs, Mr Gilberto Verissimo, participated in the activities for the launching of the Project «Decade of the African Seas and Oceans, 2015-2025», which took place at the African Union (AU) Headquarters in Addis Ababa.

The activities from July 23-25 included a meeting of the 2050 AIM Strategy Task Force and a Panel Discussion on the topic “Harnessing the blue economy to achieve Agenda 2063 of the African Union”. Mrs. Fatima Acyl, AU Commissioner for Trade and Industry represented the President of the AU Commission, Dr. Dlamini Zuma and formally signed the African Maritime Integrated Strategy up to the year 2050, known as the 2050 AIM Strategy.

The 2050 AIM Strategy was previously approved by the Council of Ministers of the AU in 2012 and adopted by the Assembly of AU Heads of State and Government held in January of 2015.