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On Thursday 21st February, the ACP Committee of Ambassadors officially ushered in the new presidency of the Group for the period February to July 2013. The new President of Council is the Foreign Affairs Minister of Botswana, Mr. Phandu T. SKELEMANI, while the Chairman of the Committee of Ambassadors in Brussels is Mr. Samuel O. OUTLULE.
Meeting of the ACP Secretary-General, Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas and former President of the Dominican Republic, Dr Leonel Fernández, now an “ACP Eminent Person”
Brussels, 18 February 2013
In the margins of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (Santo-Domingo)
ACP Secretary-General, Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas, was received on 15 February 2013 by former President of the Dominican Republic, Dr Leonel Fernández Reyna, who confirmed his agreement to be one of the “Eminent Persons” called upon to analyse strategies and prospects for the future of the ACP Group.
At its meeting of 27 May 2012, the Bureau of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly decided to send a fact-find mission to Fiji to assess the progress made by the authorities to return the country to constitutional order and parliamentary democracy. The mission was undertaken from 22 to 24 July 2012 and held extensive and open discussions with Government Representatives and a wide range of political stakeholders, leaders of Political Parties and the two previous Prime Ministers, as well as civil society and non-state actor representatives.
ACP-EU DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION AFTER 2013: State of play of preparations of the multi-annual financial framework 2014-2020 (presented by the European Commission, June 14, 2012 Port Vila VANUATU)
RESUME ANALYTIQUE: Etude sur les perspectives futures du Groupe ACP
This study concludes that a fast changing context is crucial in the range of options that can be considered for the future perspectives of the ACP group. Extensive interviews with over 60 representatives, government ministers, ambassadors and other resource people from ACP countries and beyond provide the empirical material for this study.
In accordance with Article 17 of the Cotonou Agreement, Members of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA) from the Pacific region of the ACP Group and their European Parliament counterparts held a regional meeting in Apia, Samoa from 18 to 20 July 2012, for the organisation of which they thanked the Legislative Assembly and Government of Samoa.