Ireland to push EU Africa agenda: Cowen

Sunday 23 November 2003 16.27

Brian Cowen has told the South African president he will push the problems of African countries to the top of the European agenda when Ireland takes over the Council Presidency in January.

The Minister for Foreign Affairs is on a tour of African countries.

He told Thabo Mbeki it was incumbent on Europe to help find solutions to the many crises and challenges of Africa.