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Eight ACP heads of government attended the G7 Summit in Quebec, Canada

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Eight ACP heads of government attended the G7 Summit in Quebec, Canada, namely, Jovenel Moïse: President of Haiti and Chair of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM, Andrew Holness: Prime Minister of Jamaica, Uhuru Kenyatta: President of Kenya, Hilda Heine: President of the Marshall Islands, Paul Kagame: President of Rwanda and Chair of the African Union, Macky Sall: President of Senegal, Danny Faure: President of Seychelles and Cyril Ramaphosa: President of South Africa.

The Summit ended in disarray as President Trump refused to add his name to the communiqué, tweeting this morning that “I have instructed our U.S. Reps not to endorse the Communique as we look at Tariffs on automobiles flooding the US Market!”.Trump also refused to to sign a pledge to implement the Paris climate change accord after announcing that the US would pull out of the agreement.

One positive outcome, coming shortly after the European Development Days which took place in Brussels earlier this week, and which had as theme: “Women and Girls at the Forefront of Sustainable Development: protect, empower, invest”, was a pledge by Canada to provide $2.9bn (£2.2bn; €2.5bn) with the help of its G7 partners to fund education for the world's poorest girls and women. The money will help fund equal access to education and learning opportunities in countries across the globe, a government statement said.

 

 


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