G-77 pledge to work with ACP countries

Representing the Group of 77 and China and special envoy of the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand Virachai Plasai said they believe that closer cooperation and solidarity with the ACP members is desirable as they reinforce their efforts to influence the agenda of the international community.

“Let’s continue to work together guided by the great and noble principles which unite us,” he said.


Council of Minister meet in preparation for 8th ACP Summit

The Ministers agreed on the Draft Agenda and program of the Leaders’ Summit which held today 31st May and 1st June 2016 in Port Moresby.

The Joint Meeting was co-chaired by Minister for Foreign Affairs and Immigration of Papua New Guinea, Rimbink Pato, and H.E. Ingrid Olga Ghislaine Ebouka-Babackas, Minister of Planning, Statistics and Regional Integration of the Republic of Congo and President-in-office of the ACP Council of Ministers.


ACP meeting today was a success, says Pato

Pato in a news conference this afternoon said they will set the discussion part for ACP government leaders tomorrow.    

“We will be advising our leaders on the development issues in terms of the political and organisational structure that will impact ACP group because come 2020, the Cotonou (Partnership) Agreement will come to an end.   


PNG Opposition welcomes ACP delegation

In a media conference this afternoon, Opposition leader Don Polye said: “Our people are very friendly as we are the Melanesian people and accept our visitors and friends with open arms.”

He said PNG is an interesting place to visit as there are many business opportunities and friendly people.

This is the second time PNG is hosting the ACP.

ACP leaders arrive in PNG

The summit will start today 30th May – 1st June.

The Summit will discuss the future of the ACP Group as a revitalised cohesive force advocating the interests of its member states in the international arena. 

Discussions will take into consideration recent key international developments, including Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals, issues of migration, climate change and the fight against terrorism.

ACP leaders start arriving today

Prime Minister for the Pacific Island of Tuvalu, Enele Sosene Sopoaga will be the first head of state expected to land at midday.

The 8th ACP will be held next week in the Papua New Guinea’s capital.

The Summit will be held from May 30 to June 1, with 79 head of government and representative to attend.