“During our Golden Jubilee, we also reflected on Africa’s Blue Economy i.e. the Maritime dimension of African Renaissance. This led to the incorporation of Maritime issues into the Agenda 2063. So, African Maritime geostrategic challenges and opportunities now occupy a golden space in the Strategic Plan 2014-2017 of the African Union Commission.”
H. E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini ZUMA, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, in her speech at the Gulf of Guinea Summit on June 25, 2013.