Abuja, 26 July 2013/ ACP/ ACP-EU JPA: The West African region of the ACP Group hosted the 10th session of the ACP-EU regional Joint Parliamentary Assembly on 17-19 July, bringing together parliamentarians from the 15 ECOWAS states and counterparts from the European Parliament to discuss key trade and development issues faced by the region. Dialogue focused on the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPA), energy resources and development, climate change, youth unemployment, fishing industry development, terrorism and piracy, and women’s empowerment.

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