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SPEECH: Secretary General at the 2nd High Level Workshop on Enhancing Access to Finance for SME's in ACP countries, 13 October 2011

Excellencies Ambassadors,
Distinguished Representatives of International and Regional Institutions,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is a great pleasure for me to welcome you all to ACP House. I am happy to note the presence of several leaders and representatives from our regional financial and economic institutions. On my own behalf and on behalf of the Secretariat, I want to thank all of you for sparing time off your busy schedules to be amongst us here today.

SPEECH: Secretary General's opening remarks at the 2nd SEDT Open Day (Climate Change and Sustainable Economic Development in ACP countries), 11 October 2011

Chair of the ACP Group Committee of Ambassadors,
Representatives of the European Commission,
Invited Guests,
Ladies and Gentlemen,


SPEECH: Statement by ACP Secretary General at the 25th Session of the ACP Parliamentary Assembly

Brussels, 4 October 2011 

Mr. President,
Hon. Members,
Your Excellencies Ambassadors of ACP States,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

SPEECH: Secretary General's address at the 42nd Pacific Leaders' Forum, 7 September 2011, Auckland, NZ

Mr. Chairman, Rt Hon. John Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand
Right Hon Prime Ministers, Distinguished Heads of Government of the Pacific, Secretary General Slade, Hon. Ministers,
Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

SPEECH: Secretary General's address at the 9th Pacific ACP Leaders Meeting, 6 September 2011, Auckland, NZ

Mr. Chairman,
Distinguished Pacific ACP Leaders,
Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,
It’s a great pleasure for me to once again attend this meeting. I wish to express my profound gratitude for the opportunity to address you.  I have taken it as a special task during my term of office to strengthen the link between the ACP and its respective regions and sub-regions, thus the reason for the ACP Group seeking observer status at the Forum.

SPEECH: Remarks at the Panel Discussion by H.E Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Secretary-General of the ACP Group— on the occasion of the 22nd Session of the Crans Montana Forum Brussels, 22 – 24 June 2011 on the topic: Has the time for an open society for Africa

The Chairman of Crans Montana Foundation, H. E. Ambassador Jean-Paul Carteron, Your Excellencies, Fellow Panellists, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is an honour for me to be chairing this Panel Session on the theme: “Has the Time for an Open Society Come for Africa?” This topic is particularly germane not only to current development efforts in Africa but also for us at the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States. The ACP is an intergovernmental organisation representing some 79 member countries.

SPEECH: Statement by H. E. Dr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas Secretary-General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP Group) at the Opening Ceremony at 2nd VIENNA ENERGY FORUM Hofburg Palace Vienna, Austria, 21-23 June 2011

Right Honorable Prime Minister of Cook Islands, Excellencies Former Heads of States, Honorable Ministers, Director General Dr Kande Yumkella, Eminent Scientists and Experts, Distinguished Leaders of Companies, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is an honour for me to address this very important meeting. Until recently, energy has been one of the neglected issues in international development. We are now more aware than ever that sustainable energy systems are crucial to human livelihoods as well as ecological balance.

SPEECH: Statement by Secretary-General, Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas, on the Occasion of the Celebration of ACP Day Monday 6 June, 2011 ACP House, Brussels

Our Distinguished Guest Speakers Your Excellencies, Invited Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, Thirty-six years ago, precisely on 6 June 1975, the Founding Fathers of the ACP nations signed an Agreement in Georgetown, Guyana; committing themselves to building an alliance founded on solidarity, interdependence and international dialogue.

SPEECH: WELCOME STATEMENT BY H.E. Dr. MOHAMED IBN CHAMBAS Secretary-General of the ACP Group at the 93rd Session of the Council of Ministers ACP House, Brussels, Belgium

(27 May 2011) The President of Council, Honourable Ministers, Yours Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is my singular honour and privilege to welcome you all to ACP House and to our 93rd Ministerial Council meeting. I want to thank all of you for sparing the time from your onerous duties and busy schedules to be here with us today. We meet at a time of enormous challenges as well as opportunities. A few of our countries are making good progress in social and economic development, in spite of a rather difficult international environment.

SPEECH: 93rd Session of the ACP (African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States) Council of Ministers, Remarks by Dr Kanayo F. Nwanze President, IFAD Brussels, ACP House 27 May 2011

Secretary-General Chambas Your Excellency Madame Dédé Ahoéfa Ekoue, President of Council Distinguished Ministers, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a great honour to be with you today. I would particularly like to thank the Secretary-General for the kind invitation to be here at the occasion of the 93rd session of the ACP Council of Ministers.

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