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Bangladeshi Head of Mission received at ACP House

Brussels, 20 May 2014/ ACP: The ACP Secretary General welcomed the Ambassador of the Republic of Bangladesh to Belgium, the European Union and Luxembourg, H.E Ms. Ismat Jahan to the ACP House for a courtesy visit on Thursday 15 May. The aim was to learn more about the ACP Group and exchange views on how countries such as hers can work better with the ACP in strengthening South-South cooperation.

Cashew – an opportunity for poverty reduction in ACP countries

Brussels 20 May 2014/ ACP: The demand for cashew nuts – the popular and nutritious snack and food source – is rising globally. With Africa turning out 1.2 million tons per year, the Africa Cashew Initiative (ACi) has highlighted the notable opportunities of cashew production and growing markets for the ACP Group.

EU fully resumes development cooperation with Madagascar

Brussels, 19 May 2014/ Council of European Union/ACP: The Council of the European Union today decided to repeal its decision under Article 96 of the ACP-EU Cotonou Partnership Agreement on Madagascar, which had been in force since 2010. This means the full resumption of EU development cooperation with this country. 

ACP envoys discuss "new norms" for development cooperation with Indian ambassador

Brussels, 16 May 2014/ ACP: Indian Ambassador to the EU H.E Manjeev Singh Puri called for enhanced South-South and Triangular cooperation, in a special discussion with fellow African, Caribbean and Pacific diplomats on Tuesday, at the invitation of the Working Group on Future Perspectives of the ACP.

Haitian Parliament ratifies revised Cotonou Accord

Brussels, 16 May 2014/ HPN/ ACP:  The Parliament of Haiti has ratified the revision of ACP-EU Cotonou Partnership Agreement during its session of 30 April 2014, according to local reports. The European Union representative in the country has welcomed the action.

Statement by the ACP Committee of Ambassadors on the abduction of school children in Nigeria by Boko Haram

Brussels, 16 May 2015/ ACP: The ACP Committee of Ambassadors wishes to join the international community in its strong condemnation of the cowardly and dastardly abduction of the school girls from Chibok, Nigeria, by Boko Haram terrorists.

Opening remarks by the Secretary General at the Intra-ACP Global Climate Change Programme - 2nd Regional Technical Meeting, 5 May 2014 - Brussels

It is with profound pleasure that I welcome you to the ACP House for the second Regional Technical Meeting (RTM) of the Intra-ACP Global Climate Change Programme (GCCA). This technical meeting aims to explore ways to improve the exchange of information, synergies, improve cooperation and coordination among the regions and between the regions and the ACP Secretariat, and with other climate related programmes in order to best address climate change as a challenge to our development. 

FEATURED VIDEO: ACP “reinvention” requires finding solutions to our own problems – Cameroon's Minister for Economy and National Planning

Brussels, 5 May 2014/ ACP: The future orientation and structure of the ACP Group is projected to be one of several key issues on the agenda at the upcoming 8th Summit of ACP Heads of State and Government, currently scheduled for November 2014 in Suriname.

World Press Freedom Day: Free and capable media an essential tool for development in ACP countries

Brussels, 2 May 2014: On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day on 3 May 2014, the Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States together with the Press Club Brussels-Europe underline the importance of free, independent pluralistic media as a cornerstone of an effective democracy and resilient nation-building.

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