The Secretary General

Alhaji Muhammad Mumuni
Biography

Speeches and Statements

Galleries

7th Summit of ACP Heads of State and Government & 96th session of ACP Council of Ministers

95th session of the ACP Council of Ministers - Vanuatu

37th session of the ACP-EU Joint Council - Opening - Vanuatu

ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly - Horsens  [ +Friendly Football Match ]

Vacancies

--

Announcements

Contract Forecast Notice: Procurement of a Travel Agency for ticket purchasing

2nd Call for proposals: ACP-EU Energy Facility

2nd Call for proposals: ACP-EU cooperation programme for Science& Technology II

ACP LINKS

ACP Business Climate
ACP-EU Cultures+
ACP-EU Energy Facility
ACP-EU EDULINK Programme
ACP-EU Fish II Programme
ACP Local Government Platform
ACP-EU Microfinance Programme
ACP Mining Database
ACP Multilateral Trading System Programme
ACP-EU Natural Disaster Facility
ACP Observatory on Migration
ACP-EU Science and Technology
ACP-EU Water Facility
ACP Register of Consultants
African Peace Facility
Centre pour le Développement de l'Entreprise (CDE)

Centre Technique de Coopération Agricole et Rurale (CTA)
Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA)
Monitoring Regional Integration
Strengthening Fishery Products
Old ACP Website
 
 
 

Home

PRESS RELEASE: ACP Secretary General reacts to European Parliament vote on Market Access Regulation 1528/2007

Printer-friendly versionPDF version

Brussels, 13 September 2012/ ACP: The Secretary General of the ACP Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas declared today that the European Parliament’s vote to extend the proposed deadline for concluding Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) with ACP countries, is prudent. 
 

“The European Parliament has shown wise political judgment in extending the period for negotiation of EPAs to 1 January 2016. Negotiating the EPAs is a complicated process, involving a number of very complex and diverse issues which can impact heavily on our developing economies. It requires careful and thorough discussions, without the pressure of unreasonable deadlines,” he stated after parliamentarians took the decision in Strasbourg this afternoon.
 

“We should also recall that earlier, the European Parliament had called on the European Commission to show flexibility in the negotiation process. It is hoped that the Commission will demonstrate such flexibility in order to resolve the outstanding contentious issues between now and 2016.”
 

The Secretary General added: “The two year extension can help to facilitate a more serene environment to make balanced decisions beneficial to all parties.”/ END

 

WATCH THE FULL DEBATE [12/09/2012] ON EUROPARL TV

(Photo: EU Parliament)

 

For further enquiries, contact Josephine Latu-Sanft, Press Officer at Tel: +32-2-743 0617 or email: latu@acp.int

 

 

  ACP Webmail

ACP Events
« June 2013 »
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
ACP Video Stream

Linking food, geography and people

ACP Public Documents


Avenue Georges Henri 451
B - 1200 Bruxelles - Brussels
Belgique - Belgium
email : info@acp.int
Tel: +32 2 743 06 00
Fax: +32 2 735 55 73
see map/voir plan

Connect with us on Facebook!