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African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) Caribbean group East and South Africa group Pacific group West African group Southern African group Central African group East Africa group   The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) is an organisation created by the Georgetown Agreement in 1975. It is composed of African, Caribbean

African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP)

Caribbean group
East and South Africa group

Pacific group
West African group
Southern African group
Central African group
East Africa group

 

The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) is an organisation created by the Georgetown Agreement in 1975. It is composed of African, Caribbean and Pacific States signatories to the Georgetown Agreement or the Partnership Agreement between the ACP and the European Union, officially called the “ACP-EC Partnership Agreement” or the “Cotonou Agreement”. The Group consists of 79 Member-States, all of them, except Cuba, are signatories to the Cotonou Agreement which binds them to the European Union: 48 countries from Sub-Saharan Africa, 16 from the Caribbean and 15 from the Pacific.

 

However, over the years, cooperation with the European Union has gone beyond development cooperation. It now covers a variety of fields spanning from trade, economics, politics and culture, as well as in diverse international fora such as the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

 

Cooperation between the European Union and the ACP Group began in 1975 with the First Lome Convention but however, the origin of this type of partnership dates back to the birth of Europe (Treaty of Rome) itself as an organised regional entity. In fact, it is the Treaty of Rome created that created an avenue for cooperation with the Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs).

Objectives

The ACP Group´s main objectives are;-

(i) sustainable development of its Member-States and their gradual integration into the global economy, which entails making poverty reduction a matter of priority and establishing a new, fairer, and more equitable world order;

(ii) coordination of the activities of the ACP Group in the framework of the implementation of ACP-EC Partnership Agreements;

(iii) consolidation of unity and solidarity among ACP States, as well as understanding among their peoples;

(iv) establishment and consolidation of peace and stability in a free and democratic society.

Currently Zambia is a member of the Standing Committee on Social Affairs and Environment.

 

For more information, follow the link below:

 



 

SADCgroup

EAC group

“Eastern and Southern Africa group” (COMESA related)

CEMAC plus São Tomé and Príncipe, DR Congo group” (ECCASrelated)

“West Africa group” (ECOWAS plus Mauritania)


Caribbean

Pacific


All countries of the Pacific Islands Forum group negotiate in the Pacific EPA with the EU. The related EU OCTs are: New Caledonia, Wallis and Futuna, French Polynesia, Pitcairn, Islands.

North Atlantic

In this region are located the EU OCTs of Greenland and Saint Pierre and Miquelon but there are no ACP states.

South Atlantic

In this region are located the EU OCTs of Saint Helena and the Falkland Islands, but there are no ACP states. Nevertheless Saint Helena is developing links with the SADC EPA group.

Uninhabited territories

The uninhabited EU OCTs do not participate in regional integration and do not receive development funding from the EU.

British Indian Ocean Territory, located in the Indian Ocean
French Southern and Antarctic Territories, located in the Indian Ocean
South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, located in the South Atlantic, thus in a group with the inhabited OCTs there
British Antarctic Territories, located near the South Atlantic, thus in a group with the inhabited OCTs there

Landlocked ACP states

Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Central African Republic
Chad
Ethiopia
Lesotho
Malawi
Mali
Niger
Rwanda
Swaziland
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe

Island ACP states

Antigua and Barbuda
Bahamas
Barbados
Cape Verde
Comoros
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Fiji
Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Kiribati
Madagascar
Mauritius
Nauru
Papua New Guinea
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa
São Tomé and Principe
Seychelles
Solomon Islands
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tuvalu
Vanuatu

External Links
Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP)
ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (ACP-EU joint)
ACP-EU cooperation dossier of Euforic
Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA)
African Voices: About EC Aid to Africa
The Courier – The Magazine of Africa, Caribbean, Pacific and European Union cooperation and relations
EU cooperation for ACP countries

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THE COPPERBELT INVESTMENT EXPO

In a continued effort to diversify the country’s economy, enhance partnerships and linkaages with local entrepreneurs through joint ventures as well as provide an avenue for skills transfer through Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Zambia will be hosting yet another investment expo from the 24th to 29th June 2019.

The recently launched Copperbelt Investments Expo (CIEX), will be held in Ndola under the theme Broaden the Copperbelt Economy through diversified investment.

We therefore wish to extend our invitation to both the private and public sectors to take part in the investment expo.

Further information and registration for participation is accessible on www.cbt.gov.zm OR contact the Embassy of Zambia on Phone: +32 (0)2 343 56 49 and info@zebru.org