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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.
 

ACP-EU NEGOTIATIONS: TAKING THE ROAD TO PROSPERITY TOGETHER

Professor Robert Dussey, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Togo and Chief negotiator for the ACP Group of States

Brussels, 09 October 2018/ACP : Talks on a new agreement between the ACP and the EU will only bear fruit if both parties take the road to prosperity together, writes the ACP’s chief negotiator, Robert Dussey, on the post-Cotonou talks.

European Union and the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States commence negotiations on a new Partnership Agreement

Today the EU and 79 countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP) group will begin negotiations on the future of their cooperation after 2020. The ambition is to transform today's partnership into a modern political alliance.  
 

From Commodities Programme to the New Approach

Stakeholders of the ACP-EU Commodities Programme met at ACP House on 2nd October 2018 for the last Steering Committee of the Programme. This was followed on 3rd October by an Information Session on programme results and impact in beneficiary countries, and which targeted Brussels-based ACP Representatives and other partners, including the European Commission.

National Authorizing Offices Representatives of CARIFORUM States, regional organizations being trained to implement EDF-funded projects

02 October 2018/CARICOM/ACP: Representatives of National Authorizing Offices of CARIFORUM States and regional organizations/institutions involved in EDF-funded programmes are currently in Guyana for a training programme for projects funded by the European Development Fund.

The event is being held at the Grand Coastal Hotel and is being facilitated by the Caribbean Forum of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (CARIFORUM). It began on Monday and will conclude on 10 October, 2018.

Promoting Blue Economy for Food Security and Economic Growth at the UN

New York, 26 September 2018, The African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group of nations and the Republic of Seychelles conjointly organised an event in the sidelines of the of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), to enable Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to share their experiences in harnessing the potential of the Blue Economy and further explore areas for greater development. 
 

The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States and the International Fund for Agricultural Development Strengthen their Cooperation

New York, 25 September 2018: On the margins of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, Patrick Gomes, Secretary-General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and Gilbert Houngbo, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed a letter of intent to intensify collaboration between the two institutions and support the implementation of development goals in their common Member States.
 

ACP supports CIBE on current sugar price distortion

In many ACP countries, sugar is a crucial component of economic activity, and a significant provider of employment, social services and foreign exchange .
 
The ACP Group welcomes the call of the International Confederation of European Beet Growers (CIBE) in its press release of 19 September, for the European Union to address imbalances in the sugar market. CIBE notably requests that the EU “put pressure on countries dumping subsidised sugar on the world market.”
 

Seychelles and 79-Nation ACP Secretariat to Focus on 'Blue Economy' at the UN

 
 
The Secretariat of African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the government of 115-island Seychelles east of mainland East Africa are organizing a joint event at the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York on September 25, 2018 – enabling Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to share experiences in harnessing the blue economy and to identify areas of further development.
 

Next Brussels Briefing no. 52 “Food safety: a critical part of the food system in Africa”

The next Brussels Development Briefing no. 52 on “Food safety: a critical part of the food system in Africa” will take place on 19 September 2018 from 09h00 to 13h00, ACP Secretariat, Brussels 451 Avenue Georges Henri, 1200 Brussels. This Briefing will be organised by the ACP-EU Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), in collaboration with the European Commission (DG DEVCO & DG Health and Food Safety), the ACP Secretariat, CONCORD and the Global Food Safety Partnership.
 


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