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2nd Oceans Forum on Trade-related Aspects of SDG 14

Fish and seafood is one of the most traded food commodities in the world. Some 38 per cent of world production enters international trade, of which more than half originates in developing countries. Global exports reached 153 US$ billion in 2017, slightly up compared to 2016. The net trade income for developing countries (export – import), valued at US$ 36 billion in 2016, is greater than all other agricultural commodities combined.

Statement by Prime Minister of Fiji, H.E. Mr Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, during a Special Meeting of the ACP Committee of Ambassadors, June 22 2018

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Madame Chairperson of the Committee of Ambassadors, Secretary-General of the ACP Group, Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

Bula Vinaka and a very good afternoon to you all.

Statement by Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva, representing the Council of the European Union at the 35th session of the Joint ACP-EU Parliamentary Assembly

Brussels, 20 June 2018

Honourable Co-Presidents, Distinguished members of the Joint Parliamentary Assembly, Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is an honour and a great pleasure for me to be here today, to participate in this 35th session of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, and to represent the Council of the European Union at the request of the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini.

Statement by the Honourable Carl B. Greenidge, Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Guyana, on behalf of president-in-office of the ACP Council of Ministers at the 35th session of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly

Brussels, 20 June 2018

Co-Presidents of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly – Hon. Louis Michel, and Co-President, Hon. Joseph Hyacinthe Owona Kono, Hon. President-in-Office of the EU Council, Ekaterina Zaharieva, Deputy Prime Minister for Judicial Reform and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Members of the JPA, Distinguished guests

Thank you for the opportunity of addressing you on the occasion of the 35th Session of your Assembly.

Statement by Secretary General Patrick I. Gomes at the 50th session of the ACP Parliamentary Assembly

 

Brussels, ACP House, 15th June 2018

Hon. Joseph Owona Kono, President of the ACP Parliamentary Assembly, Honourable Members, Excellencies, ACP Ambassadors & Representatives of Missions, Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Guests –members of the ACP extended family especially those who have travelled from so far to be here at ACP House.

ACP-EU Technical Seminar on Trafficking in Human Beings, with special focus on Women and Children

Inspector Junior Simmons meets with SG GomesAn  ACP-EU Technical Seminar on Trafficking in Human Beings, with special focus on Women and Children has just ended at the ACP Secretariat, where delegates gathered to share views and make recommendations on the way forward in combatting this social affliction.

35th session of the Joint ACP-EU Parliamentary Assembly - Statement by Commissioner Neven Mimica

Your Excellencies, Honourable Members, Dear Friends and Colleagues,

After a couple of years, I am very happy to attend the Joint Parliamentary Assembly back here to Brussels. In my brief opening remarks I would like to focus on the important progress we have made on a few key files since we were last together in Port-au-Prince in December ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly

Opening Ceremony of the 35th session of the Joint ACP-EU Parliamentary Assembly - Statement by Honourable Joseph Owona Kono, ACP Co-Presient

Brussels, Belgium, 19 June 2018

Your Excellency – Yuri Sterk, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria, Hon. Louis Michel, Co-President of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, Distinguished Colleagues and invited guests,

I thank you for the honour and privilege of addressing this session of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly. I wish to place on record the appreciation of ACP Members, and indeed of the ACP Group, to the European Parliament for offering to host these meetings.

Opening Ceremony of the 35th session of the Joint ACP-EU Parliamentary Assembly - Statement by Mr. Yuri Sterk Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria

Honorable co-President Mr Joseph Owona Kono, Honorable co-President Mr Louis Michel, Distinguished Members of the Joint Parliamentary Assembly, Ladies and gentlemen,

It is my honor and great privilege to be here today, representing the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU, at the 35th ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly.

Discussion on using Gross National Income per capita as the criteria for determining the classification of ACP Countries

During the 43rd ACP-EU Joint Council of Ministers meeting held in Lomé, Togo, discussions on the situation of ACP Middle Income Countries (MICs) and the current norm of using only Gross National Income per capita as the criteria for determining the classification as to whether a country lies in the low, middle or high-income range, took place.


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