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Statement by the President of the Republic of Kenya to the ACP Committee of Ambassadors, 17 June 2016, Brussels

H.E. Mrs. Vilma McNish, Ambassador of Jamaica
H.E. Dr. Patrick Gomes, Secretary General of ACP,
Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,
It gives me great pleasure to address you as representatives of African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states this morning. Allow me to take this opportunity to thank your chairperson Madam Vilma McNish for inviting me to address you. I feel greatly honoured by this invitation and thank you for finding time to come.

ACP-EU JPA: Strengthening the ACP-EU Assembly to meet today’s global challenges

Windhoek, Naimbia, 15 June 2016/ ACPEU JPA: Local governance, stepping up intra-ACP trade and common management of ACP-EU migration were among the topics discussed by the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA) at its 31st session, which closed on Wednesday 15 June, in Windhoek, Namibia.

Statement by the Co-President of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly Hon. Netty Baldeh at the opening ceremony of the 31st session of ACP-EU JPA, 13 June 2016, Windhoek, Namibia

First of all, I would like to express solidarity with, and condolences to, the USA concerning the horrendous massacre in Orlando, Florida, on Sunday, 11 June 2016 in which 49 people died.
Your Excellency,
I thank you for the opportunity, honour and privilege to make a statement to this distinguished Assembly. Before we proceed, I would like to place on record the appreciation of the ACP Parliamentary Assembly to the Government, National Assembly and people of Namibia for offering too host these meetings, and for all the facilities they have put in place for the efficient conduct of our meetings.

ACP-EU future relations depends on boosting parliamentary oversight, civil society participation: says Joint Assembly co-chair

Windhoek, Namibia, 13 June 2016/ EP/ ACPEU JPA: "The Cotonou Agreement remains unique in the world, and whatever form the next partnership takes, it will have to be tailored to today’s world, and include wider civil society participation and stronger parliamentary oversight and diplomacy", said Michèle RIVASI (Greens/EFA, FR), EU Co-President ad interim of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA) meeting in Windhoek, Namibia, for its 31st session.

STATEMENTS + PHOTOS: 8th Summit of Heads of State and Government, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 30 May - 1 June, 2016


Opening ceremony 31st May, 2016

Statement from the ACP Secretary General, H.E. Dr. Patrick Gomes, delivered on his behalf by ACP Assistant Secretary General in charge of Political Affairs and Human Development, Amb. Léonard Ognimba

8th ACP Summit reaffirms commitment to Sustainable Development Goals

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 1 June 2016/ ACP: The 8th Summit of Heads of State of Government of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group concluded today with a renewed commitment to rally together to contribute more effectively to the global development agenda, and bring about concrete action on the Sustainable Development Goals.

ACP targets transformed global role for future

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 1 June 2016/ ACP: The future of the 79-member African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States will be anchored on a commitment to South-South solidarity and increased effectiveness in the global arena, a streamlined mandate that adds value to global efforts, and concrete steps towards financial sustainability.

JOINT PRESS RELEASE: Joint Ministerial meeting kicks off 8th ACP Summit

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 30 May 2016/ ACP/ MFAPNG: The Joint Session of the Council of Ministers and the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States was held today as in preparation for the 8th ACP Summit of Heads of States and Government.

The Ministers agreed on the Draft Agenda and program of the Leaders’ Summit which will be held on 31st May and 1st June 2016 in Port Moresby.

ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly convene in Windhoek, Namibia

Brussels, 20 May 2016/ EP/ACP: The 31st plenary session of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly will take place in Windhoek, capital of Namibia, in Southern Africa, from 13 to 15 June 2016. The session will be officially opened by its co-presidents, Louis Michel for the European Parliament, and Netty Baldeh (Gambia) for the ACP (Africa Caribbean Pacific) countries.

Leaders of African, Caribbean and Pacific Countries to meet in Papua New Guinea for pivotal summit this month

Brussels 17 May 2016/ ACP: Leaders from the 79 countries of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States are expected in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea on 30th May – 1st June for the 8th ACP Summit of Heads of State and Government. The Summit will discuss the future of the ACP Group as a revitalised cohesive force advocating the interests of its member states in the international arena. 

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