African, Caribbean, and Pacific Countries

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African, Caribbean, and Pacific Countries

A group of 79 independent states that have undertaken to reduce poverty, promote development and seek greater integration into the global economy. Nearly all the ACP countries are signatories to the Cotonou Agreement, giving members a special relationship with the European Union. Many ACP states are among the least developed in the world.
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They are ongoing negotiations expected to create a free trade area between the European Union and African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP).
The Council also discussed the future of the EU's partnership with the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries and the cooperation between the European Union and Libya.
Member for Parliament for Mochudi West, Mr Gilbert Mangole and Member of Parliament for Takatokwane, Mr Ngaka Ngaka to attend the 48th session of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Parliamentary Assembly and the 34th session of the African, Caribbean and Pacific-Europe Union Joint Parliamentary Assembly (ACP-EU JPA) scheduled for December 13-19 in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti.
This agreement is expected to replace, from 1 October onwards, trading preferences agreed by the EU to the African, Caribbean and Pacific group of states (ACP).
Beyond the resources allocated to development and climate change for the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries in the period 2008-2013, the Commission has also released an extra 110 million for climate change since 2008.
The CIF, a 40 million euro facility signed in 2012 between the European Union (EU) and African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states, represents the ongoing collaboration between the two regions.
The Council of Ministers of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP), will meet 26 March in Brussels, the capital of Belgium, under the chairmanship of Botswana's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Phandu Skelemani, whose country is currently holding the chairmanship of the ACP, PANA learnt from official sources here.
The European Centre for Development Policy Management is an independent foundation which was established in 1986 in order to monitor and support development cooperation between the European Union and the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries.
The agreement is the basis of the EU engagement with African, Caribbean and Pacific countries, the agreement, requires recipients to ratify the Rome Statute, which establishes the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Also, the European Commission has promised to spend an additional Euro 200 million to help the main African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) banana exporting countries adapt to the new situation.
The European Commission and the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states signed a 2.
Speaking in Ghana's capital at the opening of a two-day summit of the 79-nation African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, Al-Beshir said the charges were undermining peace talks on Darfur because that "sent a negative signal to rebels, who immediately distanced themselves from all negotiations.
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