7th Summit of ACP Heads of State and Government

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Draft Agenda
Thursday 13 December, 2012
9h30 - 12h00



  • Out-going President of the ACP Summit, H.E. Mr. John Dramani Mahama, President of the Republic of Ghana
  • ACP Secretary-General, Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas

          Invited Guests

  • UN Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon
  • EU Commissioner for Development, Mr Andris Piebalgs
  • President of the African Union, H.E. Dr. Boni Yayi, President of the Republic of Benin
  • Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Dr. Hon. Kenny D. Anthony, Prime Minister of St Lucia
  • Chairman of the Forum of Pacific Islands, Hon. Henry Puna, Prime minister of Cook Islands
  • President of the 7th Summit, H.E. Mr. Teodoro Obiang Nguema, President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea

Family photo for Heads of State and government and specially invited guests

Cultural Performance for other participants



1. Adoption of the Agenda

2. Organisation of Proceedings

14h10 - 15h00

3. Report of the ACP Council of Ministers to the 7th ACP Summit

Presentation & Discussion

15h00 - 18h00

4. The Future of the ACP Group in a Changing Word: Challenges and Opportunities

  1. Economic Partnership Agreements and other trade-related issues
  2. Meeting the challenges of peace, security, stability and good governance in ACP States and regions
  3. The future of Development Finance and post-Busan Global Partnership
  4. Status of the ACP Group towards 2015 and beyond:
  1. The nature of ACP-EU relations;
  1. Priorities of the ACP Group including diversified partnerships and enhancement of intra-ACP cooperation;

Statements & discussions


18h00 - 19h30

5. Environment, climate Change, food security and rural development in ACP countries

Presentation & Debate



Draft Agenda
Friday 14 December, 2012
9h00 - 11h30

6. High Level Dialogue: Energy and Sustainable Development in ACP Countries: An agenda for the future

Chaired by H.E. President Obiang Nguema and moderated by

Dr. Kandeh K. Yumkella, Director-General of UNIDO

Introductory remarks by Mr. Andris Piebalgs, EU Commissioner for Development Cooperation

  1. Projects, investments and transfer of technology in the energy sector;
  2. ii. Public-Private Partnerships and appropriate institutional and regulatory frameworks;
  3. Exchange of experiences, including South-South, North/South and Triangular cooperation;
  4. Value retention and fostering revenues redistribution
  5. Development of renewable sources of energy

Interactive debates between ACP Heads of States and Government and Special Invited Guests

11h30 - 12h45

7. Presentation, discussion and adoption of the Malabo Declaration of the 7th Summit of Heads of State and Government

12h45 - 13h00

8. Date and venue of the 8th Summit of ACP Heads of State and Government

13h00 - 13h15

9. Any other business 




* Programme subject to change without prior notice


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