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Statement by H.E. Dr. Patrick I Gomes Secretary-General of the ACP Group of States at the 53rdSession of the ACP Parliamentary Assembly, 15th March 2019, Bucharest, Romania

Hon. Joseph Owona Kono, President of the ACP Parliamentary Assembly,
 
Honourable Members,
 
Excellencies; ACP Ambassadors & representatives of Missions,
 
Ladies and Gentlemen,
 

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY GENERAL DR. PATRICK I. GOMES ON THE LAUNCH OF THE AGRIBUSINESS CAPITAL FUND, 15 FEBRUARY 2019.

 
President Gilbert Houngbo, 
 
Commissioner Neven Mimica, 
 
Your Excellency Ms Paulette Lenert, 
 
Distinguished Governors, delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen, 
 
 

Statement by H.E. Dr. Patrick I Gomes Secretary-General of the ACP Group of States at the 52nd Session of the ACP Parliamentary Assembly on 30 November 2018 Cotonou, Benin.

 
Hon. Joseph Owona Kono, President of the ACP Parliamentary Assembly,
 
Honourable Members,
 
Excellencies ACP Ambassadors present,
 
Ladies and Gentlemen,
 

Statement by H.E. Dr. Patrick I Gomes Secretary-General of the ACP Group of States at the 51st Session of the ACP Parliamentary Assembly on Wednesday 10 October 2018 in Brussels

 
Hon. Joseph Hyacinthe Owona Kono, President of the ACP Parliamentary Assembly
 
Hon. Members of the ACP Parliamentary Assembly
 
Ambassadors of ACP States
 
Ladies and Gentlemen
 
On behalf of the ACP Group, I want to express a warm welcome to all of you distinguished parliamentarians to the 51st Session of the Parliamentary Assembly and certainly welcome you back to your house. Allow me to also say how delighted I am to have this opportunity to address your meeting this morning.
 

Welcome speech by Secretary General Dr. Patrick I. Gomes at the opening of the International Conference on Artisanal and Small-scale Mining and Quarrying (ASM18)

On behalf of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP), I am proud to welcome you to the ‘International Conference on Artisanal and Small Scale Mining and Quarrying’. The ACP Group is an organization established by the Georgetown Agreement in 1975 with 79 member states (48 from sub-Saharan Africa, 16 in the Caribbean and 15 in the Pacific). 
 

Statement by Secretary General Patrick I. Gomes at the 50th session of the ACP Parliamentary Assembly

 

Brussels, ACP House, 15th June 2018

Hon. Joseph Owona Kono, President of the ACP Parliamentary Assembly, Honourable Members, Excellencies, ACP Ambassadors & Representatives of Missions, Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Guests –members of the ACP extended family especially those who have travelled from so far to be here at ACP House.

Opening statement by the Secretary General at the opening of the 107th session of the ACP Council of Ministers, Lomé Togo, 29 May 2018

Opening Statement by the ACP Secretary General His Excellency Dr Patrick Gomes, during the opening session of the 107th Session of the ACP Council of Ministers Meeting in Lomé, Togo, 29th May 2018.

https://youtu.be/RQSKxoKNWtQ

 

STATEMENT BY H.E. PATRICK I. GOMES, SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE ACP GROUP OF STATES ON THE OCCASION OF THE 24th COMMEMORATION OF THE RWANDAN GENOCIDE, Saturday 7 APRIL 2018.

Your Excellency, Mr. Amandin Rugira Ambassador of the Republic of Rwanda,
 
Your Excellency, Mrs Sheila Monteith, Ambassador of Jamaica and the Chairman of the ACP Committee of Ambassadors,
 
Distinguished Invited Guests and Friends,
 
Dear Sisters and Brothers from Rwanda,
 
Ladies and Gentlemen,
 


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