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.



SG speeches

Welcome speech by the Secretary General at the opening of the 3rd Meeting of ACP Ministers of Culture, 17 October 2012

Honourable Ministers; Your Excellencies; Our friends of the Press; Ladies and Gentlemen,

On behalf of the ACP Secretariat, and in my own name, I welcome you all to ACP House – your own house.  This third meeting of the Ministers of Culture could not have come at a more opportune time.

Statement by the Secretary General at the 43rd Pacific Leader's Summit, Rarotonga COOK ISLANDS, 29 August 2012

ACP Secretary General Mohamed Ibn Chamas with Pacific leaders, Cook Islands

Hon. Chairman of the Forum, Prime Minister Henry Puna of the Cook Islands, Honourable Leaders of the Pacific Islands Forum, Tuiloma Neroni Slade, Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat,  your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I warmly thank you for the honour of addressing you at this 43rd Summit of the Pacific Islands Forum.

Statement by the Secretary General at the Pacific ACP Leaders meeting, Rarotonga COOK ISLANDS, 28 August 2012

Your Excellency, Henry Puna, Hon. Prime Minister of the Cook Islands, and Chairman of the Pacific ACP Leaders Meeting,
Distinguished Leaders of the Pacific ACP Countries,
Tuiloma Neroni Slade, Secretary-General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat
Ladies and Gentlemen,


SECRETARY GENERAL'S SPECIAL TRIBUTE to the late President of Ghana H.E Professor John Atta Mills

John Atta Mills ACPBrussels, 30 July 2012: It was with much grief that we learned of the passing of H. E. Professor John Atta Mills, President of the Republic of Ghana. At the time of his death on Tuesday 24th July, the late President was the Chairman of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States by virtue of Ghana having hosted the Sixth Summit of ACP Heads of State and Government in October 2008.

Address of the Secretary General at the 33rd Regular Conference of the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), 4-6 July 2012, Castries SAINT LUCIA,

Your Excellency, Hon. Dr. Kenny Davis Anthony, Prime Minister of St. Lucia and Chairman of the Caribbean Community,
Your Excellencies the Heads of Government,
Your Excellency, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, Secretary-General of CARICOM,
Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen,


Opening remarks by the Secretary General at the Opening ceremony of the 95th session of the ACP Council of Ministers, 11 June 2012, Port Vila VANUATU

The President of Council, The Hon. Alva Baptiste,
Honourable Ministers,
Your Excellencies Ambassadors and Plenipotentiaries

Ladies and gentlemen

On my own behalf and on behalf of the ACP Secretariat, it is an honour and privilege to welcome you all to Port Vila. I want to thank the government and good people of Vanuatu for the very warm hospitality that they have extended to us. We cannot help but be impressed by the efforts that have gone into putting such excellent facilities at our disposal.

Remarks by the Secretary General on the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (Rio+20), ACP House, Brussels 10 May 2012

Introductory Remarks by ACP Secretary-General, Dr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas at the Special Session of the ACP Committee of Ambassadors with United Nations Under Secretary General and UNDP Administrator on the UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED)
Thursday 10 May 2012, Brussels


Opening remarks by the Secretary General at the Workshop on Strategy for Development of Services Sectors in ACP States, 2-3 May, Brussels

Excellency Ambassadors, Distinguished Participants, I welcome you all to ACP House for this workshop entitled “strategy for development of services sector in ACP States”.  As stated in your programme, the objective of the workshop is to provide all the participants with a forum to discuss, share experience, provide guidance and devise a strategy for the strengthening of the ACP services sector.



ACP Group Statement delivered by the Secretary General H.E Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas at the General Debate Session of the 13th United Nations Conference on Trade and Development in Doha, Qatar on 23 April 2012.


Mr. Chairman; Excellencies; Ladies and Gentlemen,

Opening Remarks by the Secretary General at the Consultation Session on the Future Perspectives of the ACP Group, 17 April - London, UK

Briefing Text of Opening Remarks
Brainstorming on the 
Future Perspectives for the ACP   

Hosted by the Commonwealth Secretariat and ACP Secretariat
Royal Overseas League, London
(16-17 April 2012)


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