It has become an emblem of the wider issue of African migration to Europe which was already one of the main themes of the summit and of Africa-Europe relations in general.
He noted that discussions at the conference were productive and frank, saying this was due in no small measure to the interventions of President Buhari.
The summit is held in alternation between both continents, serving as a platform for dialogue between African and European nations.
"President Buhari said this and future AU-EU summits must be dedicated to this goal".
Regarding trade and investment, President Buhari said Nigeria was not opposed to trade reform but said reform could not be indiscriminate. He also said that direct foreign investment that produces jobs and creates tangible wealth must be encouraged.More news: Tillerson will be out at State Department within weeks
President Jacob Zuma stressed the need to act decisively and support the Libyan government in eradicating the scourge of modern-day slavery.
A statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said that he will again on December 2-3, 2017, join other Heads of State in Aqaba, Jordan, to review strategies in fighting terrorism, and reinforce joint security structures that will be more proactive in preventing attacks. Mugabe symbolized a good dream gone badly awry.
"It is built on shared responsibility and mutual dependence", he said. If this is to be the case, we must be careful not to disregard the aspirations of the common person in Zimbabwe.
The President of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, Alassane Ouattara, said that his country's hosting of the 5th Africa-EU Summit marked a new phase in the global arena after the great crisis that had nearly engulfed his country.
The human tragedy in Libya dominated the speeches delivered on Wednesday at the opening session of the 5th Africa-EU Summit, which continues until Thursday in the Ivorian capital of Abidjan.