Leaders of African, Caribbean and Pacific Countries to meet in Papua New Guinea for pivotal summit this month

Brussels 17 May 2016/ ACP: Leaders from the 79 countries of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States are expected in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea on 30th May – 1st June for the 8th ACP Summit of Heads of State and Government. The Summit will discuss the future of the ACP Group as a revitalised cohesive force advocating the interests of its member states in the international arena. 

ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly convene in Windhoek, Namibia

Brussels, 20 May 2016/ EP/ACP: The 31st plenary session of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly will take place in Windhoek, capital of Namibia, in Southern Africa, from 13 to 15 June 2016. The session will be officially opened by its co-presidents, Louis Michel for the European Parliament, and Netty Baldeh (Gambia) for the ACP (Africa Caribbean Pacific) countries.

DECISIONS & RESOLUTIONS: 103rd session of the ACP Council of Ministers


ACP-EU partnership to be aligned to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Dakar, Senegal, 29 April 2016/ ACP: The Co-Presidents of the ACP-EU Joint Council of Ministers conveyed their full support for a process to bring the world’s longest-standing North-South cooperation framework into line with the globally adopted Sustainable Development Agenda towards 2030.

Following the 41st session of the Joint Council held on the 28th and 29th April in Dakar, Senegal, ministers from member countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific along with counterparts from the European Union agreed to deepen talks on the issue and continue coordination at the technical level, in the run-up to important global meetings this year.

ACP Council ends with bolstered commitment to leaders’ Summit, firm stance on trade

Dakar, Senegal, 28th April 2016/ ACP: African, Caribbean and Pacific Ministers concluded their 103rd session at the King Fahd Palace in Dakar, Senegal yesterday with a renewed determination to ensure the success of the upcoming Summit of Heads of State and Government in Papua New Guinea, as well as an appeal to the European Union for flexibility on free trade deals with the ACP regions.

Ministers discuss decisive year for ACP Group of 79 countries

Dakar, Senegal, 26 April, 2016/ ACP: A call to rally together behind key common issues and preserve solidarity when dealing with partners set the tone at the opening of the 103rd session of the Council of Ministers of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States today.

The Council of Ministers will discuss several critical items before meeting with counterparts from the European Union on the 28th and 29th of April. This includes matters related to trade, development cooperation, and the future of the ACP Group, including its relations with the EU beyond 2020.

President of Mozambique received at ACP House

Brussels, 22 April 2016/ ACP: The Secretary General of African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, H.E. Dr. Patrick I. Gomes received the President of Mozambique H.E. Mr. Filipe Jacinto Nyusi during a courtesy call to the ACP House on Friday 22 April to discuss keys issues of common interest.

Speaking to the press at the end of the visit, the Mozambican President welcomed this opportunity to learn more about the work of the ACP Group, and to discuss how it can be strengthened to serve the interests of member states more effectively.

First joint discussion on ACP-EU relations to shed light on legacy and prospects

Brussels, 22 April 2016/ ACP: Influential thought-leaders and eminent decision-makers from the EU and the ACP countries will convene to discuss the legacy and future prospects of the ACP-EU Partnership.

The longstanding partnership brings together 78 African, Caribbean and Pacific countries and the 28 Member States of the EU under a comprehensive cooperation agreement, covering trade, political dialogue and development cooperation.

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