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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First Round of Joint ACP-EU Technical Negotiations

Brussels, 18th October 2018

The first round of formal negotiations between the ACP Group of States and the European Union kicked off this afternoon at the ACP House in Brussels. The ACP's chief negotiator, Professor Robert Dussey, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and African Integration from Togo was present for this symbolic occasion.

Press Conference of the ACP Chief Negotiator Professor Robert Dussey, 16th October 2018 in Brussels.

Ladies and gentlemen of the press,
 
Let me welcome you and thank you all for being here.
 

Opening of the ACP Information Centre for South-South and Triangular Cooperation, in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.

 

Brussels, 15 October 2018 /ACP/: The African, Caribbean and Pacific Information Centre for South-South and Triangular Cooperation was inaugurated on 5 October 2018 in Malabo. The ceremony was presided over by The President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and was attended by highly ranked personalities such as the Prime Minister, Members of the Government as well as Members of the Diplomatic Corps.

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. 
 


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