ACP Council Chair calls for more cooperation from EU

Brussels, 10 December 2013/ ACP: The Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Samoa has urged the European Union (EU) to work more closely with the ACP Group to identify “real needs and priorities”, while programming more than EUR 30 billion in aid for 2014-2020.
 

Mali President addresses ACP Ambassadors in Brussels

Brussels, 10 December 2013/ ACP: Malian Head of State, H.E Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta was welcomed as an old friend at the ACP House, where he addressed Ambassadors and officials on the rebuilding process in his home country, as well as insights on ACP-EU relations and the future of the ACP Group.

Statement from the ACP Group following the death of Nelson Mandela

Brussels, 6 December 2013: It was with profound sadness that H. E. Dr. Tuilaepa Lupesoliai SAILELE MALIELEGAOI, Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Independent State of Samoa and President of the Council of the Ministers of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, and H. E. Alhaji Muhammad Mumuni, Secretary-General of the ACP Group learnt of the passing of Mr. Nelson Mandela, former President of the Republic of South Africa, on Thursday 5th December 2013.

 

Samoan Prime Minister to chair ACP Council of Ministers next week

Brussels, 6 December 2013/ ACP: The Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade of Samoa, Hon. Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi is confirmed to preside over the 98th session of the Council of Ministers for the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group.

 

ACP Secretariat remembers iconic leader

Brussels, 6 December 2013/ ACP: Secretary General, H.E Alhaji Muhammad Mumuni led the ACP Secretariat in remembering iconic world leader and former South African President Nelson Mandela, who passed away last night at age 95.

About a hundred colleagues gathered at the ACP House to hear a tribute to the renowned and much-loved statesman, and to observe a minute of silence in his honour.

Statement by ACP Group Coordinator on WTO issues, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Jamaica Hon. Arnaldo Brown at the 9th WTO Ministerial Conference, 5 December 2013, Bali - Indonesia

Mr Chairman, Ministers, Excellencies, distinguished delegates, I wish to thank the DG for the leadership in this ministerial meeting. I am pleased to join in welcoming new members who have acceded since MC9, and look forward to welcoming the Republic of Yemen, who will become the 160th WTO member during the course of this ministerial conference.
 

ACP Group backs LDC calls for success in Bali

Brussels, 2 December 2013/ WTO/ ACP: The coordinator of the ACP Group at the World Trade Organisation has welcomed a potential breakthrough in talks on trade facilitation, in the lead up to this week’s WTO ministerial conference in Bali, Indonesia from 3 to 6 December. 
 
The Bali Conference has been touted by international media as “pivotal” in the history of the organisation, and the last chance to advance the stalled Doha Development Agenda.
 

Eye on trade: The choice is yours - EU Trade Commissioner to ACP countries

Brussels, 2 December 2013/ ACP/ PCBE: As the world eyes the 9th ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organisation in Bali from 3 to 6 December, the European Union and the ACP Group of States continue to struggle with their own trade dilemmas, mainly in the form of the long-drawn-out negotiations on the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs).
 

New co-president named for the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly

Brussels, 2 December 2013/ ACP: Member of Parliament from Jamaica Hon. Fitz Jackson has been elected by his peers as Chair of the ACP Parliamentary Assembly and Co-President of the ACP-EU joint Assembly, alongside Belgian MEP and former EU Development Commissioner Hon. Louis Michel.
 

ACP lawmakers take stand on ICC, Central African Republic, Zimbabwe

Addis Ababa, 27 November 2013/ ACP: The ACP Parliamentary Assembly pronounced united positions on three pressing issues for the 79-member group of African, Caribbean and Pacific states, including on the International Criminal Court, the deteriorating security situation in the Central African Republic, and Zimbabwe-EU relations.

 


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