Update on Negotiations

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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High hopes at ACP for new AU Commission chief

Brussels, 23 July 2012/ ACP: Head of the Secretariat for the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas expressed his warm congratulations and optimism following the election of South Africa’s Home Affairs minister Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, as the new Chair of the African Union (AU) Commission.

PRESS RELEASE: Pacific, EU MPs to talk trade, climate change, human rights in Samoa

Brussels, 11 July 2012/ ACP: Pacific Politicians will gather in Samoa to dialogue with Members of the European Parliament at the 8th Regional Meeting of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, scheduled for 18 – 20 July.


PRESS RELEASE: Caribbean leaders invited to join ambitious dialogue on ACP future

Gros Islet, ST LUCIA, 5 July 2012/ ACP:  Top officials attending the Caribbean Community’s Heads of Government Conference this week were invited to contribute to key discussions later in the year on the future of the world’s largest intergovernmental organisation of developing countries, the ACP Group.

DECISIONS & RESOLUTIONS: 95th session of ACP Council of Ministers and 37th session of the ACP-EU Council of Ministers, 11-15 June 2012, Port Vila VANUATU

95th session of the ACP Council of Ministers


No 1 on the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio +20)

Speech: Statement by the Prime Minister of Vanuatu, Rt Honourable Meltek Sato Kilman Livtuvanu

Statement by the Right Honourable Meltek Sato Kilman Livtuvanu, Prime Minister of the Republic of Vanuatu, delivered at the Official Opening of the 37th ACP-EU Joint Council

14-15 June 2012, Port Vila Vanuatu


Speech: Co-President of the ACP-EU Council of Ministers, St Lucia Minister for Foreign Affairs, External trade and Civil Aviation, Hon. Alva Baptiste

Opening remarks by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Civil Aviationof St. Lucia at the Opening Ceremony of the ACP-EU Council of Ministers
 14-15 June 2012, Port Vila Vanuatu

Speech: Co-President of the ACP-EU Council of Ministers, Danish Minister for Development Cooperation Christian Friis Bach

Hon. Christian Friis Bach at the ACP-EU Council of Ministers opening ceremonyMinister’s Opening Speech
As representative of the President of the EU Council
to the Joint ACP-EU Council of Ministers – 37th session,
14-15 June 2012, Port Vila, Vanuatu


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