Statement by the President of the Council of Ministers, Hon. Dr. Abdallah OMARI KIGODA - Minister for Industry & Trade of Tanzania at the Opening of the 99th session of the ACP Council of Ministers, 17 June 2014, Nairobi - Kenya

Your Excellency Honourable William RUTO;
Deputy President of the Republic of Kenya;
Honourable Fellow Ministers;
Your Excellencies Ambassadors and Heads of Mission;
Honourable Alhaji Muhammad MUMUNI, Secretary-General of the ACP Group of States; Distinguished Guests;
Ladies and Gentlemen;



Ambassadors of Togo, Malawi farewelled in Brussels

Brussels, 17 June 2014/ ACP: The ACP Committee of Ambassadors bid farewell to two distinguished colleagues on Thursday 12th June, including the Dean of the ACP Diplomatic Corps and Ambassador of the Republic of Togo, H.E Félix-Kodjo Sagbo, as well as the Ambassador of Malawi, H.E. Dr. Brave R. Ndisale.

Statement by the ACP Secretary General at the Opening Session 99th session of the ACP Council of Ministers, 17 June 2014, Nairobi

Honourable Dr Abdallah OMARI KIGODA, Minister for Industry and Trade of the Republic of Tanzania of the United Republic of Tanzania and

President of the ACP Council of Ministers; Honourable Ministers,

Your Honourable Adan Mohamed, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Industrialization and Enterprise Development, Government of Kenya,  

Excellencies ACP Ambassadors and High-Commissioners accredited to Brussels and Kenya,

Roundtable interrogates the ACP-EU partnership and its role in global governance

Brussels, 11 June 2014/ ACP: Frank, open critiques of the ACP-EU relationship and ACP Group, as well as constructive proposals on how to enhance their relevance in global affairs were the highlight of a stimulating and provocative debate held at the ACP House on Friday 6th June.

ACP Heads of State and Government to meet in Suriname

Brussels, 11 June 2014: The 8th ACP Summit of Heads of State and Government is set to take place on 6-7 November in Paramaribo, Suriname under the theme “Repositioning the ACP Group to fulfill the aspirations of our Peoples.”

Leaders of 79 member countries from Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific regions are expected to address key development issues, especially in the context of the post-2015 agenda, covering areas such as human security, climate change, trade and private sector growth, and development finance.

Statement by the ACP Committee of Ambassadors on the terrorist atack on a restaurant in Djibouti on 24 May

Brussels, 5 June 2014/ ACP: It was with shock and sadness that the Committee of Ambassadors of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP Group) learnt of the terrorist attack carried out by two kamikazes on 24 May 2014, on a restaurant in the capital of Djibouti, which claimed many lives and left many others injured.


Kenya to host ACP-EU Council of Ministers

Brussels, 5 June 2014/ ACP: Ministerial representatives from the 79 African, Caribbean and Pacific member states are scheduled to meet with counterparts from the European Union in Nairobi, Kenya in two weeks’ time to take decisions on aspects of trade cooperation, development strategies and development finance.

Statement by the Secretary General at the Opening of the Central African Regional Consultations of the Eminent Persons Group, 2 June 2014, Malabo - Equatorial Guinea

Your Excellency, Teodoro Obiang Nguema MBASOGO, President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea
Your Excellency, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of Nigeria and Chairman of the ACP Eminent Persons' Group (EPG)
Your Excellency, Bharrat JAGDEO, former President of Guyana and other ACP Eminent Persons Group members present,
Honourable Ministers, 
Highly distinguished personalities, delegates and resource persons,
Ladies and Gentlemen

Seychelles, Ghana sign administrative cooperation agreement for implementation of cumulation provisions under the ACP-EU Economic Partnership Agreement

Victoria, 30 May 204/ MFA Seychelles: On the 20th May 2014, the Ministers for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Seychelles and of the Republic of Ghana signed an agreement on administrative cooperation (ACA) to fulfill the requirements for cumulation with ACP countries laid down under the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPA). It is believed that this agreement between Ghana and Seychelles is the first of its kind to be signed by two ACP States – in view of satisfying the administrative requirements under their respective trading arrangements with the EU.

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