Leaders of EU and African countries met on Wednesday for a two-day summit in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, to improve relations between the two continents and address the problems developing between Africa and the EU. The theme of the summit was to strengthen youth in Africa, providing for opportunities in Africa through sustainable development and investment. It is in the EU's interest to keep migration low, as the population of Africa is set to double by 2050 and considering the fact that money sent by African from the EU to Africa is three times as high as all Western development aid combined.

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