Brussels, 23 March 2015/ ACP: The Secretary General of the ACP Group H.E Dr. Patrick Gomes welcomed the Vice-President of the National Assembly of Uganda Hon. Jacob Oulanya on 18th March in the margins of the 37th ACP Parliamentary Assembly and the Bureau of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly in Brussels.

During the ACP plenary session Hon. Oulanya congratulated Dr. Gomes' appointment as Secretary General, calling it a "significant opportunity" for the organisation.

"You are part of the thinking that inspired many of us a few years back when you made a statement on behalf of the Ambassador's Working Group in which you called us to start thinking about the changes we should make about our future as ACP…. If we don't find new possibilities, new opportunities, we cannot exist in this partnership," he stated.

In meeting the Secretary General, Hon. Oulanya was accompanied by the Ambassador of Uganda to the EU H.E Mrs. Mirjam Blaak Sow (pictured above).

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