Statement by the Secretary General at the Opening of the 102nd session of the ACP Council of Ministers, Brussels, 24 November 2015
The Right Honourable Prime Minister of the Republic of Fiji, Ratu Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama
Honourable Dr. Mamphono Kakhetla, Minister of Finance of the Kingdom of Lesotho, and President of the 102nd Council Session,
Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen
May I begin by expressing how deeply honoured I am to welcome you to the ACP House for the 102nd Council Session. A special welcome to the Right Honourable Prime Minister of the Republic of Fiji, Ratu Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, whose presence with us today signals the high esteem the Government and people of Fiji accords the ACP Group.
Honourable Ministers, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,
Brussels 20 November 2015/ ACP: The 102nd session of the Council of Ministers of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States convenes next week (23-25 November), bringing together officials from 79 ACP countries to take decisions on key development issues, as well as institutional matters involving the future of the organisation.
Brussels, 13 November 2015/ ACP: Members of the Africa Diaspora Network Europe (ADNE), led by President Ms. Marie Chantal Uwitonze, accompanied by Mr. Henri D. N’zouzi, Ms. Manel Msalmi, and Ms. Erika Kaneza met on Wednesday with the Secretary General H.E. Patrick I. Gomes and the Chef de Cabinet Amb Mamour Alieu Jagne, to discuss possibilities of collaboration on projects of mutual interest.
Brussels, November 3, 2015/ ACP: The ACP Eminent Persons Group (EPG) made significant progress on its work on the future propects of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group, with the aim of submitting a final report to ACP Heads of State and Government at the next ACP Summit, which Papua New Guinea has offered to host in May 2016.