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Brussels Briefing targets pastoralism in ACP countries

Brussels, 17 February 2012/ ACP/ CTA: Two panels of speakers will discuss the huge economic potential of pastorialism in ACP countries, as well as the challenges, opportunities and policy frameworks supporting around 268 million pastorialists in Africa.

 

New Chair of Ambassadors urges ACP unity amidst “external volatility”

ACP Chair of the Committee of Ambassadors Shirley Skerritt-AndrewBrussels, 15 February 2012/ ACP: The newly appointed Chair of the ACP Committee of Ambassadors has encouraged solidarity amongst African, Caribbean and Pacific countries, in the face of a “volatile” geopolitical environment.

Inaugural Address of the Chair of the Committee of Ambassadors, on Assumption of Chairmanship Feb-July 2012

Secretary General - Assistant Secretaries General - Distinguished Ambassadors - Distinguished ladies and gentlemen.  Let me start by expressing sincere gratitude to my Colleague CARIFORUM Ambassadors for their unwavering support to Saint Lucia as it assumes chairmanship of the ACP Council of Ministers. I also am grateful to Colleague ACP Ambassadors for the trust that you have bestowed on me by allowing me to serve this Committee as its Chairperson for the next six months.

 

PRESS RELEASE: Somali Prime Minister to visit ACP Committee of Ambassadors in Brussels

Brussels, 15 February, 2012/ ACP: The Prime Minister of Somalia H.E Abdiweli Mohamed Ali will make a presentation to the Committee of Ambassadors of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP Group) on Monday afternoon, 20th February, in Brussels, on his way to the London-Somali conference scheduled for the 23rd.

NEWS: CARICOM, Chile to intensify dialogue, cooperation

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, 9 February 2012/ CARICOM: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States and Chile have committed to intensifying political dialogue and cooperation as part of efforts towards sustainable development, and the improvement of the well-being of their peoples.

Address of the Secretary General, Press Brunch 9 February 2012, Brussels

Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen of the Press, Invited guests, colleagues and friends. I am delighted to welcome you all to ACP House, or, as we say where I come from, Akwaaba! The fact that you have been able to honour our invitation this morning shows not only your level of interest in the work that we do here but also in the ideals of solidarity and cooperation which inform our longstanding relations with Europe.

PRESS RELEASE: ACP Group targets South-South solidarity in lead up to Heads of State Summit in December

Brussels, 9 February 2012/ ACP: The Secretary General of the African Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) H. E Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas presented a list of key priorities for the organisation, setting the tone in the lead up to the ACP Heads of State Summit to be held this December in Equatorial Guinea.

NEWS: Gambia gets EUR10m for governance tech support

BANJUL, Gambia, 6 February 2012/ The Point: The European Union and the Gambia government on Friday 3 February signed a €10 million (ten million euro equivalent to D400 million) agreement to support improving democratic and economic governance in The Gambia.

PRESS RELEASE: Botswana condemns Russia and China over Syria

Gaborone, 5 February 2012/ Government of Botswana - The Government of the Republic of Botswana has been closely monitoring the political situation in Syria and notes with grave concern the latest deplorable decision by Russia and China to veto the UN Security Council resolution which fully supported the Arab League’s Peace Plan to the ongoing bloody violence in that country.

Intra-Africa trade may ease stalled EPA negotiations, says ACP Group

Brussels, 5 February 2012: The 79-member African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States has shown its strong support for efforts towards an Africa-wide free trade area - the key focus of the recent African Union summit for Heads of State, held 23 to 30 January in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.


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