Update on Negotiations

On 28th September 2018 the ACP Group of States and the EU began negotiations for a successor Agreement to the Cotonou Agreement which comes to an end in February 2020. This section contains all you need to know about the negotiations.

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ACP Committee of Ambassadors welcomes its newest addition, the Ambassador of the Republic of Zambia

Brussels 21 June 2019/ACP: H.E. Professor Esther Munalula Nkandu, Zambia’s Ambassador to Benelux and the EU was presented on 20 June 2019 to the Committee of Ambassadors of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States at their 921st Meeting at the ACP House in Brussels.

Statement by the ACP Group of States on World Refugee Day, 20 June

Brussels 20 June 2019/ACP: Today, on the occasion of World Refugees Day, the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States joins the international community in recognizing the plight of refugees worldwide who are forced to flee their homes due to war, conflict and persecution to seek a better life for themselves and their families. 
 

Ghana to help Guyana’s energy sector – An Example of South-South Cooperation

Brussels 20 June 2019/ ACP: Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo has agreed that his country would help Guyana’s energy sector, Director-General of the Ministry of the Presidency, Joseph Harmon said.

Briefing the media after Akufo Addo was conferred with Guyana’s national award, the Order of Excellence by President David Granger, Harmon said the technical assistance cooperation would be provided free of cost. “This is very important to us because what they did was to commit to pay the salaries, the transportation and everything to get the people here and all that we will need to do is to find accommodation for them,” he said.

Be part of the African, Caribbean and Pacific experience at the 2019 EDD


At this year’s edition of the European Development Days, the ACP Secretariat will participate and organize several activities during the two-day event at the ACP Lounge. 
 
The theme for the ACP Group this Year is “African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States - Stronger together / South-South and triangular cooperation to achieve sustainable development, reduce inequality and vulnerability due to climate change”.
 
 

Statement by the ACP Secretary General on the Situation in Sudan

Brussels 12 June 2019/ACP: On behalf of the African, Carribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) and the ACP Secretariat, the Secretary General, Dr. Patrick Gomes, expresses his deep concern about the violence in Sudan that has led to loss of lives. He recalls the need for the parties to take responsability for the safety and security of the citizens of Sudan.

The Secretary General urges all parties to refrain from any further action that could exacerbate the situation. He calls on them to pursue peaceful dialogue that provides an environment that meets the aspirations of the people of Sudan.

79-Nation ACP Moving into a New Era of Global Partnerships

Brussels 11 June 2019/ACP: To bring "Asia and the Americas into closer bonds of friendship" with the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and "strengthen South-South solidarity", Secretary-General Dr. Patrick I. Gomes is keen to "build bridges with India on technical cooperation" and initiate a "new partnership" with Peru. He was speaking at the 'ACP Day' celebrations.

Statement by the ACP Secretary General on the Occasion of ACP Day 2019

On the occasion of the 44th Anniversary of the signing of the Georgetown Agreement, the document that established the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, we celebrate the unity and solidarity with all our member states and long-standing partners while at the same time looking forward to new partnerships.  

ACP Day 2019 Celebration

Brussels, 03 June 2019/ ACP: The African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States will celebrate the ACP Day 2019 on Friday 7 June under the theme “The ACP Group – Deepening and Diversifying Partnerships”.
 
A stimulating event is to be held at the headquarters of the ACP Group of States in Brussels, with panel discussions, art and photo exhibitions, and cultural festivities featuring culinary specialties and musical performances from ACP regions.
 


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