Communiqué from the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP Group) following the coup d'etat and assassination attempt against President Alpha Condé, President of the Republic of Guinea

The ACP Group is shocked to learn of the attack on the residence of President Alpha Condé, President of the Republic of Guinea, by a group of soldiers on Tuesday 19 July 2011. The ACP Group firmly condemns this aborted coup d'etat and attempted assassination of the President of Guinea, and reiterates its rejection of accession to power by violence or unconstitutional means.

SPEECH: Statement by SG Chambas on the high level workshop on Enhancing Access to Finance for SMEs in ACP countries

 Brussels 15 July 2011
Excellencies Ambassadors, Distinguished Representatives of International and Regional Institutions, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a great pleasure for me to welcome you all to the ACP House today.
I am very happy to note the presence of so many participants to this important workshop. I recognise in particular several leaders and representatives from our regional financial and economic institutions.

ACP-AU Spouses donate money to Solomon Islands and Sierra Leone charities

 

ACP PRESS RELEASE – July 14 2011: The ACP-AU Spouses Association today presented 9,000 euros to the Secretary-General of the ACP Group, Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas, which will be sent to two charitable organisations in the Solomon Islands and Sierra Leone.

PRESS RELEASE: ACP Secretariat’s new website goes on-line

ACP PRESS RELEASE – July 11 2011: The African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Secretariat today (11 July 2011)  launched its new website (www.acp.int).

The new site was welcomed to the cyber-world after months of hard work by the Secretariat’s experts in partnership with "Word and Wires" www.waw.be, a Brussels company who built the site using the open source Content Management System, Drupal.

SOUTH SUDAN – AFRICA’S NEWEST STATE

As the clock struck midnight on Saturday the 9th of July, the town of Juba and the people of South Sudan were all agog in celebrating a new dawn and the birth of Africa’s newest nation. More than 30 world leaders gathered in the new country’s capital, the majority of them from our own ACP countries.

PRESS RELEASE: Targeted, effective cooperation between the EIB and the Finance Ministry in the fight against poverty in the ACP countries

Luxembourg, 5 July 2011 - The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the European Investment Bank are joining forces on a third technical assistance operation in support of microfinance. Luc Frieden, Finance Minister, and Philippe Maystadt, EIB President, today signed a new cooperation agreement that will bring together the expertise, networks and resources of the EIB and the Finance Ministry in order to develop microfinance and the private sector in the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries.

PRESS RELEASE: ACP’s future post-Cotonou discussed during ECDPM’s 25 anniversary celebrations

ACP PRESS RELEASE – July 3 2011 – A high level meeting organised by the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) was concluded on Friday in the beautiful city of Maastricht, The Netherlands.

SPEECH: Statement by H.E Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Secretary-General of the ACP Group of States during the meeting of the ACP Committee of Ambassadors and the European Investment Bank on 4 July 2011, EIB Headquarters, Luxemburg

 
H. E. Mr. Philippe Maystadt, President of the European Investment Bank, Excellencies, Distinguished Ambassadors, Ladies and Gentlemen, Let me begin by thanking the European Investment Bank for hosting this meeting and for welcoming us so warmly.

SPEECH: Statement by H.E Mr. Usman Alhaji Baraya Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Chairman of the ACP Committee of Ambassadors during the meeting of the ACP Committee of Ambassadors and the European Investment Bank on 4 July 2011, EIB Headqu

Mr. Philippe Maystadt,
President of the European Investment Bank (EIB),

Mr. P. Sakellaris, Vice President,
Distinguished Executives of the EIB,
Colleagues Ambassadors,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
On behalf of the Committee of Ambassadors and in my own name, I would like to thank the EIB for inviting us to this meeting and for the warm welcome.


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