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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The Secretary General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group, Dr.
class="font-size--16The President made the appeal as he pitched for closer cooperation among African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries to spur development and economic growth.
Major organization : EUROPEAN COMMISSION, DIRECTORATE-GENERAL FOR TRADE, DIRECTORATE D SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT; ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENTS AFRICAN, CARIBBEAN AND PACIFIC AND AGRI-FOOD
The Cotonou Agreement, known as the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP)-European Union Partnership Agreement, is made up of 48 Sub-Saharan African countries and 31 countries from the Caribbean and the Pacific.
BRUSSELS, Dec 6 (KUNA) -- Concrete involvement of the international community in the fight against terrorism in the Sahel was discussed by Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and their counterparts from 78 African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries during their Joint Parliamentary Assembly which took place from December 3-5 in Cotonou city, Benin.
They are ongoing negotiations expected to create a free trade area between the European Union and African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP).
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).
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