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Statement of the ACP Secretary-General 50th Pacific Islands Forum Leaders’ Meeting Funafuti, Tuvalu

The Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States is greatly honoured to convey congratulations to the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders as you celebrate the 50th PIF Leader’s Summit in Tuvalu of the Blue Pacific.

It is with great admiration and praise that the ACP Secretariat and Member-States of the ACP Group continue to take note of the significant strides being made by PIF Leaders in advancing Pacific Regionalism with due regard to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of Agenda 2030.

Accelerating progress on Food Security and Nutrition in Small Island Developing States

Brussels 17 July 2019/ACP:  Presentation by Dr. Patrick Gomes Secretary General of the ACP Group of States at the FAO High Level side-event on “Accelerating Progress on the SDGs through the Implementation of the Global Action Programme (GAP) on Food Security and Nutrition in Small Island Developing States (SIDS)” during the High level Political Forum of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) on 15 July 2019, New York.

Your Excellency, Ms Lois Young, Permanent Representative of Belize to the United Nations

Welcome Remarks by Dr. Patrick Gomes ACP Group of States Secretary General on the Occasion of ACP Day 2019

Your Excellencies,
Madam Gaitri ISSAR KUMAR, Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Belgium, the Netherlands and the European Union,
Senor Gonzalo Gutierrez REINEL, Ambassador of the Republic of Peru to the European Union,
Mr. Leonard MIZZI, Directorate for International Cooperation & Development of the European Commission, 
Mr. Pranab KUMAR DAS, Chairman, Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs, India,

Statement by the ACP Secretary General on the Occasion of ACP Day 2019

On the occasion of the 44th Anniversary of the signing of the Georgetown Agreement, the document that established the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, we celebrate the unity and solidarity with all our member states and long-standing partners while at the same time looking forward to new partnerships.  

Welcome remarks by H.E Dr. Patrick Ignatius Gomes at the 109th Session of the ACP Council of Ministers

Mr. President – Hon. Tjekero TWEYA, Minister of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development of the Republic of Namibia, 
Madam Deputy Prime Minister of Samoa, Hon. Fiame Naomi MATAAFA,
Ministers, Excellencies, Ambassadors, Representatives of Regional Organisations,
Ladies and Gentlemen,…Good morning and Welcome!

Statement by H.E. Patrick I. Gomes, Secretary-General of the ACP Group of States on the occasion of the 25th Commemoration of the Rwandan Genocide against the Tutsi.

His Excellency, Kaire Mbuende Ambassador of the Republic of Namibia and Chairman of the ACP Committee of Ambassadors,
His Excellency, Mr. Amadin Rugira Ambassador of the Republic of Rwanda,
Distinguished Invited Guests and Friends,
Dear Sisters and Brothers from Rwanda,
Allow me from the onset, on behalf of the ACP Group, to welcome each of you to the ACP House and to express my sincere appreciation for the strong sense of support and solidarity manifested in your attendance and participation in this event in spite of your many priorities and busy schedules.

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,


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,

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