Opening Ceremony of the 35th session of the Joint ACP-EU Parliamentary Assembly - Statement by Honourable Joseph Owona Kono, ACP Co-Presient

Brussels, Belgium, 19 June 2018

Your Excellency – Yuri Sterk, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria, Hon. Louis Michel, Co-President of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, Distinguished Colleagues and invited guests,

I thank you for the honour and privilege of addressing this session of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly. I wish to place on record the appreciation of ACP Members, and indeed of the ACP Group, to the European Parliament for offering to host these meetings.

Opening Ceremony of the 35th session of the Joint ACP-EU Parliamentary Assembly - Statement by Mr. Yuri Sterk Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria

Honorable co-President Mr Joseph Owona Kono, Honorable co-President Mr Louis Michel, Distinguished Members of the Joint Parliamentary Assembly, Ladies and gentlemen,

It is my honor and great privilege to be here today, representing the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU, at the 35th ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly.

Discussion on using Gross National Income per capita as the criteria for determining the classification of ACP Countries

During the 43rd ACP-EU Joint Council of Ministers meeting held in Lomé, Togo, discussions on the situation of ACP Middle Income Countries (MICs) and the current norm of using only Gross National Income per capita as the criteria for determining the classification as to whether a country lies in the low, middle or high-income range, took place.

107 ACP-EU Countries Walk The Talk On Global Governance

Brussels | Lomé  – African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries and the European Union will walk the talk on global governance by organising joint activities during United Nations conferences this year, according to co-presidents of the Joint ACP-EU Council of Ministers.

President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya and Prime Minister Andrew Holness of Jamaica with their Foreign Ministers at the G7 Summit

President Kenyatta and Prime Minister Holness with their Foreign Ministers, exchanged views on ACP Affairs at the G7 Summit in Canada.

Eight ACP heads of government attended the G7 Summit in Quebec, Canada

Eight ACP heads of government attended the G7 Summit in Quebec, Canada, namely, Jovenel Moïse: President of Haiti and Chair of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM, Andrew Holness: Prime Minister of Jamaica, Uhuru Kenyatta: President of Kenya, Hilda Heine: President of the Marshall Islands, Paul Kagame: President of Rwanda and Chair of the African Union, Macky Sall: President of Senegal, Danny Faure: President of Seychelles and Cyril Ramaphosa: President of South Africa.

Joint declaration by the African, Caribbean and Pacific group of states and the EU on climate change

We, the ACP-EU Council of Ministers,
Representing 107 countries from Africa, the Caribbean, the Pacific and the European Union, committed to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development;
Guided by the ACP-EU Partnership Agreement;
In pursuit of the full and effective implementation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Paris Agreement;

Professor Adekeye Adebajo launches his new book in Brussels at the ACP house.

Brussels, 06 June 2018, a new book titled “The Eagle and the Springbok: Essays on Nigeria and South Africa” by Prof. Adekeye Adebajo was launched and discussed during an event at the ACP house. 
The book essentially assesses Nigeria and South Africa relations in the areas of politics, economics, and culture within the context of rivalries and hegemony.

Building resilience to climate change in ACP countries

The Intra-ACP Global Climate Change Alliance Plus (GCCA+) Programme is a €70 million initiative of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States funded by the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) to strengthen dialogue and cooperation on climate change with the most vulnerable developing countries. 

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