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 recent visit of Kenya's President, Uhuru Kenyatta, to the Caribbean could help boost the region's participation at the December 9-10 summit of the African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries to be held in Nairobi, the ACP Secretary general Dr.
ASM18 is an initiative of the ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme, organised by the African Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, European Union, United Nations Development Programme, and The Government of Zambia, with the support of The World Bank, The African Union, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, International Conference on the Great Lakes Region, The Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development, and German Cooperation.
The V-Flex provides budget support to the African Caribbean and Pacific countries most affected by the world economic downturn.
Mrs Kinnock had been due to arrive in Harare yesterday in her capacity as co-president of the EU/ African Caribbean and Pacific Joint Assembly.
A month later the MEP was in trouble-hit Nigeria as the vice-chair of the African Caribbean and Pacific States Joint Assembly.
So, owing to all the wrangling that is going on, the EU will be compelled to accept the solution favoured by the United States: creating a fixed customs tariff, bereft of a preferential system for the African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries.
He said on the economic front, there are enormous opportunities between the countries of both regions to expand trade relations, noting that that intra- African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) trade stands at less than 20 per cent.
The Minister also participated in the African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Ministerial preparatory meeting and highlighted Fijis priorities and concerns for the Ministerial Conference.
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