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On 28th September 2018 the ACP Group of States and the EU began negotiations for a successor Agreement to the Cotonou Agreement which comes to an end in February 2020. This section contains all you need to know about the negotiations.





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Commemoration of the Rwandan Genocide at the ACP General Secretariat (Brussels April 7th, 2013) Statement of the Secretary General Hon. Alhaji Muhammad Mumuni Official Statement of the ACP Group

In a special meeting held at the ACP General Secretariat in Brussels on April 7th, 2013 to commemorate the 1994 Rwandan genocide, the ACP Group has released a special declaration. In his speech, the ACP Secretary General, HON. ALHAJI MUHAMMAD MUMUNI declared:

“It is important that we continue to commemorate this day in order not to forget one of the most heinous crimes against humanity perpetrated by one group of people against another. 


Dateline Port Harcourt – On Friday 22nd February, the Secretary-General Dr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, delivered the Claude Ake Memorial Lecture for 2013 in the city of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, in the oil-rich Niger Delta region of Nigeria.

FEATURED VIDEO: 7th Summit for ACP Heads of States and Government, Malabo Equatorial Guinea, 13-14 December 2012.

Summary report of the 7th Summit of the ACP Heads of State and Government.

Produced by ACP Press/ Video Lawson.


Niger diplomat mourned in Brussels

Brussels, 22 January 2013/ ACP: A memorial event in honour of the late Ambassador of Niger to Belgium and the European Union, H.E Mr Issaka Djibo was held today in Brussels after his untimely death last Friday 18 January.

Discurso de Su Excelencia Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, Presidente de la republica, Jefe de Estado y de Gobierno u Presidente Fundador del partido democrático de Guinea Ecuatorial


Con ocasión de la Solemne Apertura de la Séptima Cumbre de Jefes de Estado de Gobierno de los Países ACP, Malabo 13 de Diciembre de 2012.


Su Excelencia John Dramani Mahama, Presidente de la República de Ghana y Presidente en Ejercicio de la 6a Cumbre ACP

Su Excelencia Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Secretario General del Grupo ACP

Statement by the Prime Minister of Saint Lucia and Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM, Hon. Dr Kenny D. Anthony


On the occasion of the Opening Ceremony of the 7th Summit of ACP Heads of State and Government, 13 December 2012, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea




President of the Seventh ACP Summit, H.E Dr. Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, President of Equatorial Guinea;

President of the Sixth ACP Summit, H.E Mr John Dramani Mahama, President of the Republic of Ghana;

President of the African Union, H.E Dr Boni Yayi, President of the Republic of Benin;

Allocution du Président de la République du Bénin, Président en exercice de l’Union Africaine S.E Dr Yayi Boni

 A l’ouverture du 7ème sommet des Chefs d’Etat et de Gouvernement du Groupe des Etats d’Afrique, des Caraïbes et du Pacifique, 13 décembre 2012, Malabo, Guinée Equatoriale


Excellence Monsieur le Président de la République de Guinée Equatoriale et Cher ami,

Keynote Statement by EU Commissioner for Development, Mr Andris Piebalgs

On the occasion of the Opening Ceremony of the 7th Summit of the ACP Heads of State and Government in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea 13 December 2012


Excellencies, Distinguished Guests,

Ladies and Gentlemen,


Statement of H.E President John Dramani Mahama

On the occasion of the Opening Ceremony of the 7th Summit of the ACP Heads of State and Government in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea 13 December 2012


Your Excellency Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo President of the Republic og Equatorial Guinea

Your Excellencies Heads of State and Government,

Secretary General of the ACP

Heads and Representatives of Regional and International Organisations

Honourable Ministers

Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen


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