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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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Statement by the Secretary General at the High Level Symposium on ACP Private Sector Strategy, 10 November 2014 - Brussels

It is a pleasure for me to welcome you all to Brussels, Belgium, and to ACP House, your House, for this High-Level Symposium on the ACP Private Sector Development Strategy; A PSD Strategy that will enable the ACP Group to facilitate the growth of a vibrant private sector and assisit it play a major role as an engine of sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction in ACP member states.
 

Statement by the ACP Secretary General at the 5th Open Day of the Department of Sustainable Economic Development and Trade, ACP Secretariat

Excellencies, Ambassadors and Representatives of ACP Embassies and Missions, Representatives from the European Commission, Representatives from International Organisations, Managers from the various Project Management Units, Distinguished participants, Ladies and Gentlemen,

Statement by the ACP Secretary General at the 38th Brussels Briefing on Illegal Unreported and Unregulated Fishing, 27 October 2014, Brussels

Representative of DG DEVCO, Representative of DG MARE, Representative of European Commission, Director of CTA, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen,

Statement by the Secretary General at the ACP Symposium on the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa, 17 October 2014, Brussels

Mr. Chairman, Your Excellencies, Distinguished Participants, Ladies and Gentlemen,
 
I welcome you all, to this Symposium on the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa, in which we will reflect on the current situation in the affected countries, as well as on the interventions by the international community to contain this epidemic. As described by Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General of WHO, this Ebola outbreak in West Africa is “unquestionably the most severe acute public emergency of modern times”.   
 

Presentation by the Secretary General at the Southern Africa Regional Consultations (Session 1) of the Eminent Persons Group, 2 September 2014, Luanda Angola

Your Excellencies,

Honorable Members of Parliament and

Distinguished participants

1.                At the outset, let me thank our Chair for this session, Dr Howard Sigwele from Botswana. I have been asked to speak on the subject of the “The ACP Group and the Georgetown Agreement: Vision and Objectives, Growth and Evolution, Gains and Lessons Learned”

Statement by the Secretary General at the General Assembly of the World Association of Industrial and Technological Research Organisation (WAITRO), 16 September 2014, Copenhagen

Mr. Martin Lidegaard, Honourable  Minister of Foreign Affairs of Denmark,

Your Excellences; Distinguished Participants; Ladies and Gentlemen

Allow me first to thank the organisers, for inviting me in my capacity as the Secretary-General of the ACP Group of States, to participate in the WAITRO General Assembly and its 22nd Biennial Congress.

Statement by the Secretary General at the Opening Ceremony of the Southern Africa Regional consultations of the Eminent Persons Group, 2 September 2014, Luanda Angola

Your Excellency, Honourable Georges Rebelo Pinto Chicoti, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Angola   
 
Your Excellency, Chief Olusegun OBASANJO, Former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Chairman of the Eminent Persons' Group (EPG) 
 
Honourable Ministers
 

Statement by the ACP Secretary General at the Opening Session 99th session of the ACP Council of Ministers, 17 June 2014, Nairobi

Honourable Dr Abdallah OMARI KIGODA, Minister for Industry and Trade of the Republic of Tanzania of the United Republic of Tanzania and

President of the ACP Council of Ministers; Honourable Ministers,

Your Honourable Adan Mohamed, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Industrialization and Enterprise Development, Government of Kenya,  

Excellencies ACP Ambassadors and High-Commissioners accredited to Brussels and Kenya,

Statement by the Secretary General at the Opening of the Central African Regional Consultations of the Eminent Persons Group, 2 June 2014, Malabo - Equatorial Guinea

Your Excellency, Teodoro Obiang Nguema MBASOGO, President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea
Your Excellency, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of Nigeria and Chairman of the ACP Eminent Persons' Group (EPG)
Your Excellency, Bharrat JAGDEO, former President of Guyana and other ACP Eminent Persons Group members present,
Honourable Ministers, 
Highly distinguished personalities, delegates and resource persons,
Ladies and Gentlemen
 


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