On behalf of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), the Secretary-General, H.E. Mr Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti, joins the global community scattered across our Blue Planet – on continents and islands – to mark World Oceans Day, whose theme for 2022 is, “Revitalization: Collective Action for the Ocean.”
The Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) will host the 60th Session of the OACPS Parliamentary Assembly (PA) from 29-31 March 2022. The meeting will be followed by the 41st Session of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA) from 1-3 April 2022.
Maseru, Lesotho 20 February 2020/ACP/: The Honorable Joseph Owona Kono, ACP Co-President of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, underlined the crucial role that parliamentarians play in addressing issues of concern to citizens of ACP countries at the opening ceremony of the 18th ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA) regional meeting in Maseru, Lesotho. Click HERE to […]
Kigali, 21/11/2019/ACP: The 38th Session of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly took place from 17 to 21 November in Kigali, Rwanda. The Honourable Olivier Nduhungihere, Secretary of State, in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Rwanda, delivered a statement at the Plenary Session on behalf of the President-in-Office of the ACP Council […]
Honourable Carlos Zorrinho, Co-President of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, Your Excellency President of the Senate Honourable Speaker of Parliament Honourable Ministers Speakers of Various Parliaments Fellow Parliamentarians, Members of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, Distinguished guests all protocols observed, Ladies and Gentlemen,
Brussels, 18 September 2019: Member States of the Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) signatories of the interim Economic Partnership Agreement held an internal meeting from 20-22 August in Cape Town, South Africa to prepare for the negotiations on the strengthening of the ESA – EU interim Economic Partnership Agreement (EU – iEPA). The group, which […]
The Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States is greatly honoured to convey congratulations to the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders as you celebrate the 50th PIF Leader’s Summit in Tuvalu of the Blue Pacific. It is with great admiration and praise that the ACP Secretariat and Member-States of the ACP Group […]
Your Excellency, Kairie Mbuende Ambassador of the Republic of Namibia and Chairman of the ACP Committee of Ambassadors, Excellency, Mr. Amadin Rugira Ambassador of the Republic of Rwanda, Distinguished Invited Guests and Friends, Dear Sisters and Brothers from Rwanda, Ladies and Gentlemen,
Brussels 03 March 2019/ACP: On behalf of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, it is with great sadness that I convey the condolence and sympathy to the government and people of the Republic of the Seychelles on the passing of the noble and outstanding former president H.E Mr. France Albert RENE, whose […]
On behalf of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) and the ACP Secretariat, the Secretary General, Dr. Patrick I. Gomes, expresses his deep concern about the violence sparked by protests in Haiti. He condemns the perpetration of the violence and deplores the loss of life, injuries and damages to property.
Brussels,9 November 2018 /ACP/: As the United Nations Global Compact fractures, migration has become a key issue in negotiations between the European Union (EU) and 79 countries from Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP) which kicked off in September 2018 to hammer out a successor to the Cotonou Partnership Agreement set to expire in […]
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 […]
While preparing for talks on future relations with the European Union (EU) after the Cotonou Agreement expires in February 2020, the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) is engaged in concerted efforts to reshape itself into "an effective global player" serving as a catalyst and an advocate for defending, protecting and advancing multilateralism, […]
Brussels, 5 December 2017/ ACP: The Minister of Trade, Industry and the Informal Economy of Senegal H.E. Mr. Alioune Sarr set the stage for discussions at the 106th session of the ACP Council of Ministers, one of the most important decision-making organs of the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States.
Brussels, 10 November 2017/ ACP: Leaders and policy makers from Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP) reaffirmed their commitment to making culture a priority sector in their countries through concrete actions and strategies, while welcoming €40 million under the European Development Fund for a new ACP-EU support programme to be launched in 2018.
Apia, Samoa, 8 September 2017/ ACP: A robust surveillance system to monitor activities in Pacific countries’ territorial waters is not only a key security issue, it is an essential sustainable development concern. Speaking to leaders and high level representatives of the region, the Secretary General of the ACP Group of States Dr. Patrick Gomes […]
Brussels, 15 June 2017/ ACP: A new policy approach to commodities is expected to focus efforts by the ACP Secretariat and its partners, in order to reap maximum impact in the transformation of the agricultural commodities sector in ACP regions.
Honorable Ministers H.E. Dr. Patrick I. GOMES, Secretary-General of the ACP Group, H.E. Dr. Abraham TEKESTE, Minister of Finance and Economic Cooperation of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, President in Office of Council Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a great pleasure to be here today in Brussels to address the 105th Session of […]
Brussels 1 May 2017/ ACP: Estonia’s premier annual event on e-governance will focus on ACP countries this 29-31 May, due to the growing interest in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific in modernising their governance systems and implementing innovative e-governance solutions.
Brussels, 19 January 2016/ ACP: The Secretariat of the ACP Group of States was stunned and deeply shocked to learn of the barbaric and despicable attacks perpetrated against the people of Burkina Faso in Inabao, part of the northern province of Oudalan, and in the heart of Ougadougou, the capital, at the Splendid and Yibi […]
Brussels, 13 November 2015/ ACP: The ACP Secretariat joins the global network of ACP Civil Society Forum (ACP CSF) Platform members in mourning the passing on 9 November of Mr. Roosevelt O. King, who was recognised as a stalwart and avid representative of the ACP CSF and a tireless advocate for a more participatory role for […]
Brussels, 8 October 2015/ ACP: The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Burundi H.E. Mr Alain Aimé NYAMITWE visited the ACP House today to meet with Secretary General H.E Dr. Patrick Gomes. Discussions included the political situation in Burundi, as well as development areas where the ACP Group can provide support to the country.
Thank you for the opportunity you have given me to address you for the first time as Secretary-General of the ACP Group of States. As the President has stated, I have been keenly following the work of your Assembly and the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly for the past 10 years that I have been Ambassador […]
The Parliamentary Assembly of the African Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, meeting at its 37th Session in Brussels, Belgium on 18 March 2015, A. Saddened by the loss of lives, people left homeless, the desperate need for food and shelter, the severe shortages of drinking water, and the catastrophic effects upon […]
Brussels, 9 March 2015: The Secretary-General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP Group), Dr Patrick I. Gomes, was outraged to learn of the terrorist attack on a restaurant in Bamako on 7 March 2015, in which five people were killed and several wounded.
Brussels, 3 March 2015/ ACP: The EU-Africa Partnership on cotton was established in July 2004 at a time when the price of cotton had been following a historic downward trend since 2000. The programme is funded by the European Development Fund under the ACP-EU partnership framework.
General Secretariat (Brussels April 7th, 2013) Statement of the Secretary General Hon Alhaji Muhammad Mumuni Official Statement of the ACP Group
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ACP, LDC countries draw the line on EU sugar reforms Today, the Deputy Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Swaziland, the Hon. Senator Themba Masuku, met with the European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr Dacian Cioloş, and with permanent representatives and Ambassadors from the Republics of Italy and Slovenia and the Kingdom of […]
Horsens, 29 May 2012/ ACP: The Secretariat for the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) States and the ACP Parliamentary Assembly have renewed calls for flexibility on trade negotiations at a major meeting with political counterparts from the European Union (EU) today.
Horsens, 28 May 2012/ ACP: The Secretariat for the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) States and the ACP Parliamentary Assembly have renewed calls for flexibility on trade negotiations at a major meeting with political counterparts from the European Union (EU) today.
Brussels, 11 December 2011/ ACP Newsdesk: The Pacific Island Republic of Vanuatu is making large scale preparations in anticipation of the ACP Group’s 95th Council of Ministers and 37th session of the Joint Council with the European Union to be held next June.