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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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Press releases

ACP Ministerial Communiqué on the 9th session of the WTO Ministerial Conference

Brussels, 11 October 2013/ ACP: Ministers responsible for Trade of the ACP Group of States, meeting in Brussels 9-11 October, having considered the status of work on the issues being considered for decision at the Ninth Ministerial Conference of the WTO to be held in Bali, Indonesia 3-6 December 2013, emphasised the importance of securing a balanced and meaningful outcome in the areas under negotiation. 

ACP Trade Ministers meet to resolve trade blocks with EU

Brussels, 7 October 2013/ ACP: Ministers and other High level trade officials from the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries will rally in Brussels from 7-11 October for talks, leading up to a meeting with EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht on Friday 11 October.

ACP-EU jointly declare commitment to human rights of migrants and "well-managed" migration for growth

New York, 4 October 2013/ACP: ACP Secretary General Mumuni calls attention to South-South migration and the positive role of migrants as agents for development as he joins the international community at the United Nation General Assembly's second High-Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development .

Statements by the Chair of the ACP Committee of Ambassadors on recent events in Lagos, Nigeria and Lampedusa Is., Italy

Plane crash in Lagos, Nigeria

The Chairman of the Committee of Ambassadors of the ACP Group H.E. Fatumanava III Dr. Pa’o LUTERU, Ambassador of Samoa, was shocked and dismayed to learn of the tragedy that occurred in Nigeria on 3rd October 2013 when an Associate Airlines plane crashed at the Lagos airport, killing at least 15 of its passengers.  

DRC 56th ACP country to ratify Cotonou Accord

Brussels, 30 September 2013/ ACP: The Democratic Republic of Congo has completed the process of ratifying the 2010 revised version of the ACP-EC Partnership Agreement, also known as the Cotonou Agreement.

Statement by the Secretary General on the shopping mall attack in Nairobi

Brussels, 24 September 2013/ ACP: The ACP Secretary-General, Alhaji Muhammad Mumuni, was deeply dismayed to learn of the terrorist attack carried out by the militant Islamist group, Al-Shabaab, at a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, on Saturday 21 September 2013.

ACP, EU press clubs link up with MOU

Brussels, 19 September 2013/ PCBE/ACP: Press clubs and press centres of African, Caribbean and Pacific countries are now linked to the European Federation of Press Clubs. The creation of a ACP-wide federation is also in the works. 

VIDEO: Samoan Presidency targets “action rather than talk” for ACP envoys

Brussels, 19 September 2013/ ACP: Stronger stances on key global issues and an improved way of dealing with EU partners are some of the focus areas in the pipeline for the ACP Committee of Ambassadors, says its new Chair. 

ACP Eminent Persons to hold first round of consultations in the Pacific

Brussels, 17 September 2013/ ACP: A group of high level advisors led by former President of Nigeria Chief Olusegun Obasanjo will host a series of regional talks in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific to gather views on the future outlooks of the ACP Group and its relations with the European Union.

ACP countries adopt Kigali Declaration on sustainable urbanisation

Kigali, 12 September 2013/ UNHABITAT/EC/ACP: Ministers, Mayors, government officials and civil society organisations in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries have pledged to increase their political will to develop and implement integrated strategies for sustainable urban development.

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