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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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ACP Ambassadors receive former Burundi President

Brussels, 2 March 2012/ ACP: Former President of Burundi Pierre Buyoya will call on African, Caribbean and Pacific Ambassadors at the ACP House in Brussels this afternoon to speak on peace and security issues and to present his new book on inter-Burundi conflict and peacebuilding processes.

ACP underscores collective support for Somalia’s peace-building process

Brussels, 24 February 2012/ ACP: The ACP Group of States have declared solidarity with member country Somalia, supporting intensified efforts to reclaim national peace and stability after more than a decade of political transition.

NEWS: Zimbabwe-EU trade rises

Harare, 22 February 2012/ AllAfrica.com: ZIMBABWE’S trade with the European Union increased by 36 percent last year, reaching 664 million euros from 488 million euros in 2010, the European Union Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Mr Aldo Dell’Ariccia, has said.

Ambassador Dell’Ariccia said initial data on Zimbabwe-EU trade in 2011 showed improvements in both imports and exports.

The ambassador was speaking at a seminar on the Interim Economic Partnership Agreement hosted by ZimTrade yesterday.

ACP, Equatorial Guinea push ahead with groundwork for major leaders’ summit

Brussels, 23 February 2012/ ACP: Major players are on the move with preparations for the 7th ACP Heads of State Summit scheduled for December 2012.

ACP Group launches anthem competition

Brussels, 22 February 2012/ ACP: Composers and musical groups throughout the 79 member states of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group have been invited to submit entries for a common anthem that would embody the “spirit, ideals and objectives” of the Group.

NEWS: EAC high level workshop on WTO and EPA negotiations concludes

ARUSHA, Tanzania, 17 February 2012/ APO: A four-day workshop by the East African Community (EAC) on the interaction between the WTO and EPA negotiations ended yesterday at the Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge in Arusha, Tanzania.

 

Brussels Briefing targets pastoralism in ACP countries

Brussels, 17 February 2012/ ACP/ CTA: Two panels of speakers will discuss the huge economic potential of pastorialism in ACP countries, as well as the challenges, opportunities and policy frameworks supporting around 268 million pastorialists in Africa.

 

New Chair of Ambassadors urges ACP unity amidst “external volatility”

ACP Chair of the Committee of Ambassadors Shirley Skerritt-AndrewBrussels, 15 February 2012/ ACP: The newly appointed Chair of the ACP Committee of Ambassadors has encouraged solidarity amongst African, Caribbean and Pacific countries, in the face of a “volatile” geopolitical environment.

Inaugural Address of the Chair of the Committee of Ambassadors, on Assumption of Chairmanship Feb-July 2012

Secretary General - Assistant Secretaries General - Distinguished Ambassadors - Distinguished ladies and gentlemen.  Let me start by expressing sincere gratitude to my Colleague CARIFORUM Ambassadors for their unwavering support to Saint Lucia as it assumes chairmanship of the ACP Council of Ministers. I also am grateful to Colleague ACP Ambassadors for the trust that you have bestowed on me by allowing me to serve this Committee as its Chairperson for the next six months.

 

NEWS: CARICOM, Chile to intensify dialogue, cooperation

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, 9 February 2012/ CARICOM: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States and Chile have committed to intensifying political dialogue and cooperation as part of efforts towards sustainable development, and the improvement of the well-being of their peoples.


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