Back row from left - Unidentified official, Belgian Foreign minister Louis Michel, and Spanish Javier Solana, EU Foreign Policy Chief. Front row from left - Senegal's President Abdoulaye Wade, Nigerian Olusegun Obasanjo, Zambian President Frederick Chiluba, Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt, Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, South African head of state Thabo Mbeki, and Egyptian Minister of Planning, Mohammed Mahrus El-Dersh pose together, 10 October 2001, in Brussels, prior to a working meeting to prepare tomorrow's EU-Africa Summit.
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