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.
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.
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