The ACP Group organised a two-day retreat on 30 and 31 January 2020 at Evian Hilton Hotel, France with the aim of reflecting on the current state of World Trade Organisation (WTO) negotiations and identifying possible solutions, while setting the Group's interests and priorities for the Twelfth WTO Ministerial Conference (MC12), originally scheduled for June 2020 in Nur Sultan, Kazakhstan. The theme of the retreat was '' Strategic direction for the WTO Twelfth Ministerial Conference and implications for the ACP States''.