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ACP-EU Council of ministers, Brussel

Atomium in Brussel.
© Kevin Bergenhenegouwen
datum 23 mei 2019 - 24 mei 2019
plaats Brussel, België

Agenda highlights

The African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group of states - EU Council of ministers will discuss the implementation of the ACP-EU partnership agreement, known as the Cotonou agreement.

It will be co-chaired by Maria Magdalena Grigore, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania (currently holding the Presidency of the Council), and by Tjekero Tweya, Minister of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development of the Republic of Namibia.

Ministers of the EU and of the ACP countries will exchange views on how to strengthen cooperation in international fora on issues of common interest.

Ministers will also discuss climate change, including the implementation of the Paris agreement, and ocean governance.

On migration, ministers will take stock of the implementation of the Valletta action plan, the EU emergency trust fund for Africa, and the ACP-EU migration dialogue.

In addition, ministers will discuss economic issues, such as development finance cooperation, trade cooperation, and private sector development.

Finally, ministers will have an informal exchange on the relations between the EU and the ACP countries post 2020, as the Cotonou agreement is set to expire on 29 February 2020. They will also exchange on the EU-UN initiative on gender violence and on the state-of-play of the Brexit process.


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