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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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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


Statement by EU Co-Chair of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly Hon. Louis Michel

Seule fait foi la version du discours effectivement prononcée


Louis Michel, Co-président UE

24ème session de l’Assemblée parlementaire paritaire ACP-UE

Paramaribo – Suriname

27 novembre 2012


Madame la Présidente de l'Assemblée nationale,

ACP-EU parliament first joint body to tackle relations after 2020

Paramaribo, Suriname, 2 December 2012/ ACP: Parliamentarians from EU and ACP countries have called for deeper debates on relations between the two major blocs, with the Cotonou Accord up for final review in 2015, before closing in 2020.


Caribbean Heads urge innovation, stronger voice for ACP Group

Paramaribo, Suriname, 25 November 2012/ ACP: The President of Suriname joined fellow Head of State from Guyana in welcoming parliamentary delegates from the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group last weekend, calling for stronger economic cooperation amongst its 79 member states, less reliance on foreign aid, and a united voice on global development issues.


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