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SPEECH: Secretary General's address at the 9th Pacific ACP Leaders Meeting, 6 September 2011, Auckland, NZ

Mr. Chairman,
Distinguished Pacific ACP Leaders,
Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,
It’s a great pleasure for me to once again attend this meeting. I wish to express my profound gratitude for the opportunity to address you.  I have taken it as a special task during my term of office to strengthen the link between the ACP and its respective regions and sub-regions, thus the reason for the ACP Group seeking observer status at the Forum.

SPEECH: Statement by SG Chambas on the high level workshop on Enhancing Access to Finance for SMEs in ACP countries

 Brussels 15 July 2011
Excellencies Ambassadors, Distinguished Representatives of International and Regional Institutions, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a great pleasure for me to welcome you all to the ACP House today.
I am very happy to note the presence of so many participants to this important workshop. I recognise in particular several leaders and representatives from our regional financial and economic institutions.

SPEECH: Statement by H.E Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Secretary-General of the ACP Group of States during the meeting of the ACP Committee of Ambassadors and the European Investment Bank on 4 July 2011, EIB Headquarters, Luxemburg

H. E. Mr. Philippe Maystadt, President of the European Investment Bank, Excellencies, Distinguished Ambassadors, Ladies and Gentlemen, Let me begin by thanking the European Investment Bank for hosting this meeting and for welcoming us so warmly.

SPEECH: Statement by H.E Mr. Usman Alhaji Baraya Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Chairman of the ACP Committee of Ambassadors during the meeting of the ACP Committee of Ambassadors and the European Investment Bank on 4 July 2011, EIB Headqu

Mr. Philippe Maystadt,
President of the European Investment Bank (EIB),

Mr. P. Sakellaris, Vice President,
Distinguished Executives of the EIB,
Colleagues Ambassadors,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
On behalf of the Committee of Ambassadors and in my own name, I would like to thank the EIB for inviting us to this meeting and for the warm welcome.

SPEECH: Remarks at the Panel Discussion by H.E Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Secretary-General of the ACP Group— on the occasion of the 22nd Session of the Crans Montana Forum Brussels, 22 – 24 June 2011 on the topic: Has the time for an open society for Africa

The Chairman of Crans Montana Foundation, H. E. Ambassador Jean-Paul Carteron, Your Excellencies, Fellow Panellists, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is an honour for me to be chairing this Panel Session on the theme: “Has the Time for an Open Society Come for Africa?” This topic is particularly germane not only to current development efforts in Africa but also for us at the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States. The ACP is an intergovernmental organisation representing some 79 member countries.

SPEECH: Statement by H. E. Dr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas Secretary-General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP Group) at the Opening Ceremony at 2nd VIENNA ENERGY FORUM Hofburg Palace Vienna, Austria, 21-23 June 2011

Right Honorable Prime Minister of Cook Islands, Excellencies Former Heads of States, Honorable Ministers, Director General Dr Kande Yumkella, Eminent Scientists and Experts, Distinguished Leaders of Companies, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is an honour for me to address this very important meeting. Until recently, energy has been one of the neglected issues in international development. We are now more aware than ever that sustainable energy systems are crucial to human livelihoods as well as ecological balance.

SPEECH: Statement by Secretary-General, Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas, on the Occasion of the Celebration of ACP Day Monday 6 June, 2011 ACP House, Brussels

Our Distinguished Guest Speakers Your Excellencies, Invited Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, Thirty-six years ago, precisely on 6 June 1975, the Founding Fathers of the ACP nations signed an Agreement in Georgetown, Guyana; committing themselves to building an alliance founded on solidarity, interdependence and international dialogue.

SPEECH: WELCOME STATEMENT BY H.E. Dr. MOHAMED IBN CHAMBAS Secretary-General of the ACP Group at the 93rd Session of the Council of Ministers ACP House, Brussels, Belgium

(27 May 2011) The President of Council, Honourable Ministers, Yours Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is my singular honour and privilege to welcome you all to ACP House and to our 93rd Ministerial Council meeting. I want to thank all of you for sparing the time from your onerous duties and busy schedules to be here with us today. We meet at a time of enormous challenges as well as opportunities. A few of our countries are making good progress in social and economic development, in spite of a rather difficult international environment.

SPEECH: 93rd Session of the ACP (African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States) Council of Ministers, Remarks by Dr Kanayo F. Nwanze President, IFAD Brussels, ACP House 27 May 2011

Secretary-General Chambas Your Excellency Madame Dédé Ahoéfa Ekoue, President of Council Distinguished Ministers, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a great honour to be with you today. I would particularly like to thank the Secretary-General for the kind invitation to be here at the occasion of the 93rd session of the ACP Council of Ministers.


13 April 2011 Honourable Ministers, Distinguished Representatives of Regional Institutions, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is my singular honour to welcome you to this 9th Ministerial meeting of National and Regional Authorising Officers. I wish to extend a special word of welcome to all the delegations participating in this session. Your presence at this meeting is testimony to your understandable interest in the ACP-EU Partnership, and particularly to its Development Finance Cooperation component.

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