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NEWS: Free trade agreements can benefit Senegal-Sri Lanka trade, says Ambassador

Senegal, 20 January 2012: The West African country of Senegal has urged apparel exporters from Sri Lanka to set up their production base in the country.

During his meeting with Sri Lanka’s Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen, Senegal’s newly appointed Ambassador of Senegal to Sri Lanka, Amadou Moustapha, said Sri Lankan apparel exporters can benefit from duty-free trade agreements and the availability of cheap labour in Senegal.

NEWS: West Indies University Alumni eligible for share in ACP, EU scholarship

ST AUGUSTINE, Trinidad and Tobago, 20 January 2012/ TTND: The University of the West Indies has joined the University of Porto, Portugal in a partnership with the European Commission that will fund graduate studies in countries such as Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Sweden.

ACP applauds Ban Ki-Moon on Second Term at the UN

Brussels, 19 January 2012/ ACP Newsdesk: The Secretary-General of the ACP Group of States, Dr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, has issued a message of congratulations and support to H. E. Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, who recently began his second term as Secretary-General of the United Nations. 

NEWS: Caribbean Development Bank to receive EUR50 million climate action credit line from EIB

18 January, 2012/ CDB/ Green Antilles: Member countries of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) will soon be able to access climate change adaptation funding through a new line of credit provided by the European Investment Bank (EIB).

The CDB is to receive a Climate Action Line of Credit equivalent to EUR50 million, or approximately USD 65.3 million. 

INTERVIEW SPECIAL: Secretary General on aid effectiveness in ACP countries, North-South relations and South-South cooperation

World leaders and decision makers gathered in Busan, South Korea last month for the 4th High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness . More than 2000 delegates reviewed whether global development aid is meeting its aims of growing economies and easing poverty, and discussed how to set a new agenda for aid.

NEWS: Prospects of European development aid

16 January 2012/ Worldandmedia.com: As the economic crisis deepens in Europe, reaching budget targets for overseas development is ambitious but realistic according to a spokeswoman for the bloc’s aid programmes.

“I can’t predict accurately, I don’t know what could happen …There will be a new graded co-operation so we won’t (always) provide direct aid,” Catherine Ray, spokesperson for the EU Commissioner for Development said. “But our aim is to make sure people see that increasing aid is not a luxury.”

PRESS RELEASE: ACP Group welcomes lifting of Fiji's Public Emergency Regulations

ACP PRESS RELEASE, 11 January 2012: The Secretary General of the ACP Group of States H.E Dr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, welcomed Fiji Government’s decision to lift the Public Emergency Regulation with effect from Saturday 7th January 2012.  Speaking on behalf the ACP Group of States in Brussels, Dr. Chambas said that this was a significant move which should pave the way for inclusive internal consultations leading to credible elections and restoration of constitutional rule.

 

NEWS: Haiti to host ACP music festival network

PORT-AU-PRINCE, 11 January 2011/ Defend.ht: After stops in Africa (Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gabon, Tanzania), Europe (Denmark), in the Indian Ocean (Réunion) and the Pacific (Vanuatu), Haiti was chosen to host the next Music Festivals Network Africa-Caribbean-Pacific (ACP).

NEWS: Ghana receives €52m from EU for tracking maternal health

Brussels, 11 January 2012/African Press Organization: The European Commission decided that starting from 2012, additional support to the tune of 110 MGHS (52 M€) will be given to Ghana to reduce maternal mortality and achieve the MDG 5 targets. This high quality project, has been selected because it aims to deliver concrete results by reducing maternal mortality and improving health care services.

ACP Secretary General bids farewell to Zambian envoy

Brussels, 9 January 2011: Zambia's Ambassador to the EU, ACP and Benelux countries, Dr. Inonge Mbikusita-Lewanika bid farewell to ACP Secretary-General, Dr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas who described her as a role model to the women of Zambia and that every girl child in her country needs to hear her story.


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