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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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keynote address from H.E. Gaitri Issar Kumar, Ambassador of the Republic of India in Brussels on the Occasion of ACP Day 2019

Your Excellency Dr. Kaire Mbuende
Your Excellency Dr. Patrick Gomes 
Dear Colleagues, Ambassadors of ACP member-States
 
It is indeed an honour and privilege to join you on this auspicious ACP Day- and to address the distinguished Members of African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States.
 
I thank H.E Secretary general Patrick Gomes and the Members of the ACP Group for this generous gesture of friendship and trust and I assure you that we in India heartily appreciate and reciprocate these sentiments.
 

ACP statement to the G20 on eradicating Illegal Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing

Brussels 28 June 2019/ACP: Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing in ACP coastal countries remains one of the greatest threats to marine ecosystems, dependent communities and the society as a whole. It undermines efforts to conserve and sustainably manage fish stocks, destroys the food security of affected coastal countries and harms their economic interests. 
 

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. 
 

Opening Statement by the President of Council Honorable Tjekero Tweya Minister of Industrialization, Trade and SME Development of the Republic of Namibia at the 109th Session of the ACP Council of Ministers

Honourable Ministers,
 
Your Excellency, Secretary-General GOMES,
 
Excellencies, Ambassadors
 
Distinguished Participants
 
Ladies and Gentlemen,
 
I join the Secretary General in bidding you welcome to the ACP House and to the 109th Session of the ACP Council of Ministers.
 

Revisiting the Georgetown Agreement

''The truly compelling lesson of this journey is how critical it is to pool our resources: political, economic and intellectual in negotiating with countries beyond ourselves: globally, in Europe, in the Hemisphere.''

Opening remarks by Sir Shridath Ramphal on the process of unification for the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States at the Inter-Regional High-Level Consultation in Barbados on 26 February 2019.

Mr Chairman -

Statement by H.E. Dr. Kaire Mbuende, Ambassador of the Republic of Namibia and Chair of ACP Committee of Ambassadors at the 25th Commemoration of the Rwandan Genocide.

H.E. Mr. Amandin Rugira, Ambassador of Rwanda,
 
H.E. Dr. Patrick Gomes, ACP Secretary-General,
 
Excellences Ambassadors of ACP States to Brussels,
 
Representatives of ACP Regional and Continental Organisations,
 
Distinguished invited guests,
 
Ladies and Gentlemen,
 

Déclaration de S.E. Amandin RUGIRA Ambassadeur du Rwanda à la 25ème commémoration du génocide perpétré contre les Tutsi

Excellence Monsieur Kaire Mbuende, Ambassadeur de la République de Namibie, et Président du Comité des Ambassadeurs du Groupe des Etats ACP ;
 
• Excellence Dr Patrick Gomes, Secrétaire Général du Groupe des Etats ACP ;
 
• Excellences Mesdames et Messieurs les Ambassadeurs et Représentants des Missions diplomatiques ;
 
• Chers compatriotes et amis du Rwanda
 
• Mesdames et Messieurs,
 
Permettez-moi de commencer, en remerciant le Secrétaire Général du Groupe des Etats ACP

Kenya Minister defends a Single Undertaking by the ACP Group on Post Cotonou Agreement

STATEMENT BY CABINET SECRETARY FOR THE NATIONAL TREASURY AND PLANNING, HENRY ROTICH, DURING THE SPECIAL SESSION OF THE 107th ACP COUNCIL OF MINISTERS MEETING ON POST COTONOU, LOME, TOGO, 27 MAY 2018. 

BRUSSELS DECLARATION OF THE 4th MEETING OF ACP MINISTERS OF CULTURE

Declaration of ACP Ministers of Culture at the conclusion of their 4th meeting held in Brussels on 9th to 10th November 2017.

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I. The ACP Ministers of Culture meeting in Brussels, Belgium, on 9 and 10 November 2017

A. Reiterate the commitments made at previous meetings (Dakar 2003, Santo Domingo 2006, and Brussels 2012); while regretting that an effective follow-up mechanism has not been established;

Statement by the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States following the twin attacks in Mogadishu

Brussels, 16 October 2017/ ACP: The African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States is deeply shocked by the twin attacks carried out in Mogadishu on 14 October 2017.
 
The ACP Group of States strongly condemns this heinous act, which led to the loss of an exceptionally large number of innocent lives.
 


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