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Mozambique to receive new EU support

Brussels, 26 November 2015/ EC/ ACP: European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Mr. Neven Mimica on behalf of the European Union, with Hon. Nyeleti Brooke Mondlane, Mozambique's Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, signed an agreement at the ACP headquarters in Brussels which will provide €734 million to Mozambique.
 

Ambassadors of Burundi, Mali welcomed by ACP diplomats

Brussels, 26 November 2015/ ACP: Newly appointed envoys from the Republics of Burundi and Mali were formally presented to the Committee of Ambassadors of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States recently, whereby they received pledges of support and solidarity in efforts towards promoting peace and security in their countries while also improving peoples’ lives.

Fiji PM takes tough stance on terrorism, climate change at high level ACP meeting

Brussels 24 November 2015/ ACP: The Prime Minister of the Pacific Island nation of Fiji, Hon. Voreqe Bainimarama, ardently condemned the recent terrorist attacks by the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) in Europe, while also declaring a clear message to the international community on the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris.

Keynote address by the Prime Minister of Fiji, Hon. Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, at the 102nd session of the ACP Council of Ministers, 24 November 2011, Brussels

The President of the 102nd ACP Council of Ministers,
Honourable Ministers,
The Secretary General of the ACP Group of States,
Excellencies,
Distinguished Delegates,
Ladies and Gentlemen.
 
Bula Vinaka and a very good morning to you all.
 
Madam President,
We gather here today – the nations of Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific – in friendship and solidarity. And especially in solidarity with the people of France, who are mourning the 130 people who were killed in the terrorist attacks eleven days ago.
 

Statement by the President of the 102nd session of the ACP Council of Ministers, Hon. Dr. Mamphono Khaketla, Minister of Finance of Lesotho, 24 November 2015, Brussels

The Right Honourable Prime Minister of the Republic of Fiji, Ratu Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama
Honourable Ministers,
Your Excellency, Secretary-General Gomes,
Your Excellencies, Ambassadors
Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen,
 
I bring you warm greetings from His Majesty King Letsie III, the Rt. Honourable Prime Minister Dr. Pakalitha Bethuel Mosisili, and the Government and People of the Kingdom of Lesotho. I am indeed delighted to be here, and consider it an honour to preside over the affairs of the 102nd ACP Council session. 
 

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Africa Diaspora Network Europe meet with ACP Secretary General

Brussels, 13 November 2015/ ACP: Members of the Africa Diaspora Network Europe (ADNE), led by President Ms. Marie Chantal Uwitonze, accompanied by Mr. Henri D. N’zouzi, Ms. Manel Msalmi, and Ms. Erika Kaneza met on Wednesday with the Secretary General H.E. Patrick I. Gomes and the Chef de Cabinet Amb Mamour Alieu Jagne, to discuss possibilities of collaboration on projects of mutual interest.

Tribute to ACP civil society activist Mr. Roosevelt O. King

Brussels, 13 November 2015/ ACP: The ACP Secretariat joins the global network of ACP Civil Society Forum (ACP CSF) Platform members in mourning the passing  on 9 November of Mr. Roosevelt O. King, who was recognised as a stalwart and avid representative of the ACP CSF and a tireless advocate for a more participatory role for ACP civil society under the framework of the Cotonou Partnership Agreement. 
 

Eminent Persons Group advances work on future perspectives of ACP Group

Brussels, November 3, 2015/ ACP:  The ACP Eminent Persons Group (EPG) made significant progress on its work on the future propects of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group, with the aim of submitting a final report to ACP Heads of State and Government at the next ACP Summit, which Papua New Guinea has offered to host in May 2016.

Agrifood development in the spotlight – sharing experiences across regions

Bridgetown, Barbados, 31 October 2015/ ACP: A five-day event aimed at promoting synergies between the Caribbean and Pacific to spur agrifood development takes centre stage in the coming week in Bridgetown, Barbados.
 

ACP gears up for UN Climate Change Conference COP21

Brussels, 31 October 2015/ ACP: An issues paper adopted by the ACP Group’s Sub-committee on Sustainable Development will serve as the basis of a common ACP position at the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP21 in Paris this December.

The paper, deliberated upon by regional and international stakeholders on 28-29 October, covers key issues of convergence for the 79 member states spanning Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific Islands.


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