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SPEECH: STATEMENT BY H. E. Dr Mohamed Ibn CHAMBAS ACP SECRETARY-GENERAL AT THE 9TH MEETING OF NATIONAL AND REGIONAL AUTHORISING OFFICERS

Meeting of Senior Officials ACP House - Brussels, 11 April 2011 Excellencies, Senior Officials, Representatives of Regional Organisations, Ladies and Gentlemen, I wish to welcome you to this 9th meeting of Senior Officials in charge of development financing issues. I would also like to extend a warm welcome to all the delegations participating in this session. The ACP countries continue to demonstrate their unfailing commitment to combat poverty.

SPEECH: Welcome Statement by 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.

SPEECH: Opening remarks by the Secretary-General, Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas, during the ACP Meeting with the UN High Representative for the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) and Small Islands Developing States (SIDs) -

Our Chief Guest, Ambassador Cheick Sidi DIARRA –
United Nations Under-Secretary-General,
High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States, and
Secretary-General of the Fourth United Nations Conference on Least Developed Countries,

Address by H. E. Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas Secretary-General of the ACP Group of States Meeting of Brussels- and Geneva-based ambassadors of ACP Cotton-producing Countries - Revitalizing mobilisation in favour of the cotton sector

16 February 2011, ACP House, Brussels

Excellence Monsieur le Président du Groupe de travail ACP sur le coton à Bruxelles,
Excellence Monsieur le Coordonateur du Groupe Coton à Genève,

Excellences Mesdames et messieurs les Ambassadeurs,

Distingués participants,

SPEECH: Inaugural Meeting of the Open Ended Ad Hoc Working Group on the UN Fourth LDC Conference at the ACP House on 11 February 2011

As of February 2011, Nigeria has taken-over the six-month rotation Presidency of the ACP Group from Guyana. Here, Secretary-General Mohamed Ibn Chambas (middle) welcomed the new Chairman of the ACP Committee of Ambassadors and Ambassador of Nigeria, H.E Mr. Usman Alhaji Baraya (left)

SPEECH: OPENING REMARKS BY H. E. Dr Mohamed Ibn CHAMBAS ACP SECRETARY-GENERAL DURING THE INAUGURAL MEETING OF THE OPEN ENDED AD HOC WORKING GROUP ON THE UN FOURTH LDC CONFERENCE ACP House - 10H00 – Friday, 11 February 2011

I am happy to welcome you all to the inaugural Meeting of the open ended Ad Hoc Working Group that has been convened to prepare the participation of the ACP Group at the Fourth United Nations LDC Conference that is due to be held in Istanbul, Turkey.

SPEECH: ADDRESS BY H. E. Dr Mohamed Ibn CHAMBAS SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE ACP GROUP ACP- OIF SYMPOSIUM ENHANCING SOUTH-SOUTH COOPERATION: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE ACP GROUP ACP House, Brussels, 31 January 2011

Excellencies,
Distinguished Invited guests,
Distinguished Representatives of International and Regional
Organizations,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is a great pleasure for me to welcome you all to this Symposium on “Enhancing South-South Cooperation: Challenges and Opportunities for the ACP Group” jointly organized by the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) and the ACP Group.

Excellences,
Mesdames et Messieurs,
Chers amis,

SPEECH: ADDRESS BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE ACP COMMITTEE OF AMBASSADORS H.E PATRICK I. GOMES on the occassion of the Symposium on South-South Cooperation, Brussels 31 January 2011

Excellencies, Distinguished Secretary General, Dr Chambas,
Permanent Representtaive of the OIF, Mr Pietro Sicuro
Key note speaker Mr Jean-Michel Severino
Distinguished guest speakers,

Representatives of International & Regional Organisations,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

Allow me, on behalf of the Committee of Ambassadors to join the Secretary General in extending a warm welcome to our longstanding partners and distinguished guests.

Statement by Dr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Secretary-General of the ACP Group of States during the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding for closer cooperation between the two organizations on a wide range of migration-related issues with the Internationa

Statement by Dr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Secretary-General of the ACP Group of States during the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding for closer cooperation between the two organizations on a wide range of migration-related issues with the International Organization for Migration on 17 December 2010 in Brussels
Your Excellency, Director General Swing,
Excellencies, Mr. and Mrs. the Ambassadors,
Representatives of the Press, Dear Colleagues,

SPEECH: Opening Statement by H. E. Dr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Secretary-General of the ACP Group on the occasion of the First Ministerial Meeting on the Development of Mineral Resources Brussels, 15 December 2010

Honourable Ministers,
Excellencies Ambassadors,
Distinguished Representatives of International Organisations,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is a great pleasure for me to welcome you all to the First ACP Ministerial Meeting on the Development of Mineral Resources. I am happy to note the presence of several Ministers, despite the difficult travel connections and busy schedules especially, at this time of the year. Your presence here today is a clear demonstration of the importance of the Mineral resources sector for your countries.


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