Opening statement by the President of the ACP Council of Ministers, Hon. Meltek Sato Kilman Livtuvanu (Minister of Foreign Affairs of Vanuatu) at the 101st session of the Council, 26 May 2015, Brussels

I bring you fraternal and warm greetings from His Excellency President Baldwin LONSDALE, The Rt. Honourable Prime Minister Joe NATUMAN and the Government and good people of the Republic of Vanuatu. Permit me to express how delighted I am to be here.  Indeed, I consider it an honour and privilege to be presiding over the affairs of this august 101st Council session here at ACP House. 

Welcome statement of the Secretary General Dr. Patrick Gomes at the 101st session of the ACP Council of Ministers, 26 May 2015, Brussels

Permit me to begin by expressing how deeply honoured I am to welcome you to the ACP House for the 101st Council Session, and for the privilege of addressing this august Council for the first time in my capacity as your Secretary General.  May I reiterate my deep sense of appreciation for being entrusted this great honour and yet formidable task, at a critical time in the life of our esteemed Group.  

Communiqué from the Secretary-General of the ACP Group of States on the signing of the agreement for peace and reconciliation in Mali

Brussels, 20 May 2015/ ACP: On behalf of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP Group), the Secretary-General, H.E. Patrick I. Gomes, has applauded the recent positive developments in the situation in the north of Mali.

Pacific-EU trade talks on hold

Brussels, 16 May 2015/ FBC/ PIFS/ ACP: Substantive negotiations for a comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between Pacific Island countries and the European Union are suspended, according to the Head of the EU delegation for the Pacific, Mr. Andrew Jacobs.

New ambassadors of Cabo Verde, Fiji back SIDS platform at ACP Group

Brussels 13 May 2015/ ACP: In their first official statements to fellow ambassadors from the 79-member African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, the top envoys from the Republics of Fiji and Cabo Verde to Brussels called for the Group’s stronger focus on issues faced by small island countries.

African, Caribbean and Pacific countries celebrate 40 years of solidarity

Brussels, 13 May 2015/ ACP: The African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States will mark its 40th anniversary this year with a focus on regional integration, cultural diversity and forging strategic partnerships for the future.

Next Brussels Briefing No.41: Improving nutrition through accountability, ownership and partnerships

Brussels, 8 May 2015/ CTA/ ACP: The Brussels Development Briefing n.41 on the subject of “Improving nutrition through accountability, ownership and partnerships” will be held in Brussels at 09h00-13h00 (followed by lunch 13h00-14h00) on 20th May 2015 at the ACP Secretariat (451 Avenue Georges Henri, 1200 Bruxelles, Room C).

ACP-EU Microfinance wraps up 5 years promoting better financial services for the poor

Brussels 30 April, 2015/ ACPEU MF/ ACP: After five years dedicated to building inclusive financial systems in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries, the ACP-EU Microfinance programme held its final event today to review results, share lessons and look at future prospects of financial inclusion.

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Prime Minister of Côte d'Ivoire calls on ACP chief

The Prime Minister of Côte d'Ivoire, H.E Daniel Kablan Duncan presents gift of appreciation to ACP Secretary General Dr. Patrick Gomes.

Opening statement by the Secretary General at the Expo 2015 Milan workshop, co-organised with the Italian Repressention to the EU, 28 April 2015, Brussels

Excellencies; Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen,
I wish to express my sincere appreciation to the Permanent Representation of Italy to the European Union for the initiative to organise this workshop in collaboration with the ACP Secretariat. I welcome you all to the ACP House. This is your home.

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