The Central Corridor Executive Secretary played a key role in a successful week of discussions aimed at deepening cooperation between the African Union (AU) and the European Union (EU) in the transport sector.


The occasion was the Connecting Europe Days event, a major EU event, where the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (INTPA) invited a delegation of representatives from African regional and continental institutions. The Central Corridor Executive Secretary was among those invited.


The week’s program proved fruitful, featuring a dedicated debate within the official program and a series of side sessions focused on implementing the Global Gateway in Africa. Discussions centered on various topics critical to African transport development:


SAATM (Single African Air Transport Market): A dedicated debate explored the current state and future prospects of this initiative.

EU-Supported Transport Corridors in Africa: Discussions addressed the progress and potential of these corridors, including the Central Corridor, in facilitating trade and connectivity.

Africa Transport Policy Program (SSATP): A dedicated meeting showcased the program’s advancements in enhancing Africa’s transport sector.

Beyond discussions, the program included valuable field visits. The delegation, including the Central Corridor Executive Secretary, gained firsthand insights into the operations of Brussels Airport and the Port of Antwerp-Bruges International.


This week of productive engagement signifies a positive step towards strengthening the AU-EU partnership in the transport sector. The Central Corridor Executive Secretary’s participation highlights the commitment of regional institutions to collaborating with the EU for a more connected and prosperous Africa.