Update on Negotiations

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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Statement by the ACP Secretary General on the Situation in Sudan

Brussels 12 June 2019/ACP: On behalf of the African, Carribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) and the ACP Secretariat, the Secretary General, Dr. Patrick Gomes, expresses his deep concern about the violence in Sudan that has led to loss of lives. He recalls the need for the parties to take responsability for the safety and security of the citizens of Sudan.

The Secretary General urges all parties to refrain from any further action that could exacerbate the situation. He calls on them to pursue peaceful dialogue that provides an environment that meets the aspirations of the people of Sudan.

79-Nation ACP Moving into a New Era of Global Partnerships

Brussels 11 June 2019/ACP: To bring "Asia and the Americas into closer bonds of friendship" with the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and "strengthen South-South solidarity", Secretary-General Dr. Patrick I. Gomes is keen to "build bridges with India on technical cooperation" and initiate a "new partnership" with Peru. He was speaking at the 'ACP Day' celebrations.

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.  

ACP Day 2019 Celebration

Brussels, 03 June 2019/ ACP: The African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States will celebrate the ACP Day 2019 on Friday 7 June under the theme “The ACP Group – Deepening and Diversifying Partnerships”.
 
A stimulating event is to be held at the headquarters of the ACP Group of States in Brussels, with panel discussions, art and photo exhibitions, and cultural festivities featuring culinary specialties and musical performances from ACP regions.
 

Media Briefing by H.E Dr. Patrick Gomes ACP Secretary General and H.E Minister Nandcoomar Bodha of Mauritius

Media Briefing by H.E Dr. Patrick Gomes ACP Secretary General and H.E Mr. Nandcoomar Bodha Minister of Public Infrastructure and Land Transport & Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade of the Republic of Mauritius at the 109th session of the ACP Council of Ministers, ACP House, Wednesday 22nd May 2019.

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“Joint Engagements Lead To Innovations”: Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP) - Press Conference

Nairobi, Kenya 27 May 2019/ACP: Within the framework of the first session of the UN-Habitat Assembly, which will be held from 27-31 May 2019, at the headquarters of UN-Habitat in Nairobi under the special theme “Innovation for Better Quality of Life in Cities and Communities”, the Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP) invites the national and international press for a press briefing on Tuesday, 28th, from 15:00-15:45, Press Conference Room at the UN-Complex.
 
Since its 10th anniversary, the Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP), a tripartite
initiative of UN-Habitat, the European Commission and the Group of African, Caribbean and

New ACP-EU Partnership: Chief negotiators assess progress made and move talks on to next stage

Brussels, 23 May 2019/ACP: Following the recent consultations at regional level with African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries, Chief Negotiators Commissioner Mimica and Togolese Minister Robert Dussey, met in Brussels today to discuss the outline for the future ACP-EU agreement.

Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development and EU's Chief Negotiator, Neven Mimica, said: “The agreement is taking shape. It is time to step up our efforts and speed up our progress to deliver as expected. Today’s discussions on the regional partnerships bring us a step closer to this new and stronger cooperation we are aiming for”.

Opening Statement by the President of Council Honorable Tjekero Tweya Minister of Industrialization, Trade and SME Development of the Republic of Namibia at the 109th Session of the ACP Council of Ministers

Honourable Ministers,
 
Your Excellency, Secretary-General GOMES,
 
Excellencies, Ambassadors
 
Distinguished Participants
 
Ladies and Gentlemen,
 
I join the Secretary General in bidding you welcome to the ACP House and to the 109th Session of the ACP Council of Ministers.
 


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