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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 Sugar Group welcomes EP Vote on Agriculture and International Trade

ACP Press Release: 11 March 2011 -- The African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Sugar Group has welcomed the adoption of the European Parliament’s report on “Agriculture and International Trade” at its plenary session in Strasbourg on 8th March 2011.

Prime Minister of Togo addresses the ACP Committee of Ambassadors

ACP PRESS RELEASE: 2 March 2011 — The Prime Minister of Togo, Hon Gilbert Houngbo, has become the second ACP leader to address the African, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) Committee of Ambassadors in less than a month.

President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, H.E Ernest Bai Koroma, addresses ACP Committee of Ambassadors

 ACP PRESS RELEASE: 17 February 2011 — The President of the Republic of Sierra Leone H.E Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma today addressed the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group Committee of Ambassadors in Brussels.
President Koroma in his speech to the ACP Committee of Ambassadors expressed his country’s commitment to the Group and expressed his appreciation for the important role it plays.

ACP, WCO sign MOU to facilitate trade among ACP States

ACP PRESS RELEASE: 4 February 2011 – The African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the World Customs Organisation (WCO) in Brussels, Belgium to facilitate trade among ACP member-States, and accelerate the modernization of customs administrations and coordinate efforts to provide joint trainings and capacity building activities in the ACP States.

Secretary-General Dr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas signed the MOU with his counterpart from the WCO, H.E Mr. Kunio Mikuriya.

ACP-OIF hold symposium on South-South Cooperation

ACP PRESS RELEASE: 2 February 2011: The African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group in partnership with the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) successfully hosted a one-day Symposium on Enhancing South-South Cooperation: Challenges and Opportunities this week in Brussels, Belgium.

ACP Group set-up Working Group to look at its future

ACP PRESS RELEASE: 31 January 2011 – The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group has launched an Ambassadorial Working Group on the Future Perspectives of the ACP Group last week in Brussels, Belgium.

The decision to set-up the Working Group was mandated by the 92nd Session of the ACP Council of Ministers held in Brussels in November 2010, in view of the expiry of the Cotonou Agreement with the European Union by the year 2020.

Finding the key to the cotton issue at the WTO cannot wait!

Press Release for the Participants of the Informal Ministerial Meeting on the Doha Round of the World Trade Organization (WTO) The representatives of the African, Caribbean and Pacific states (ACP), meeting on January 27, 2011, in a cotton workshop in Geneva have studied the state of the cotton issue at the WTO, including the question of whether to bring this issue before the Dispute Settlement Body.

SG Dr Chambas and ASG Bassilekin III make successful working-visit to Geneva

ACP PRESS RELEASE: 26 January 2011 – Secretary-General Dr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas has concluded a successful two-day visit (24-25 January 2011) to Geneva, where he met with Chief Executives of certain United Nations agencies and international organizations and the ACP Geneva Group of Ambassadors. Dr.

SG Chambas visits CTA, commends work

ACP PRESS RELEASE 14 December 2010 – African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group, Secretary-General Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas during a visit to The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) emphasized the important role it plays in the ACP states and encouraged the organization to continue its good work.

Brief Statement for the President of ACP Parliamentary Assembly and Co-President of the ACP-EU JPA, Honourable David Matongo, on the occasion of the press conference at Palais du Peuple on 2 December 2010

Co-President Louis Mitchel Media personnel, ladies and gentlemen First, I wish to say how delight I am to be in Kinshasa and it was indeed very special to have His Excellency President Joseph Kabila open the 20th Session of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly Session this morning. I wish to register the ACP Parliamentary Assembly’s sincere appreciation to President Kabila, his government and the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo for their warm welcome and for hosting this Joint Parliamentary Assembly Session.

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