European Union External Action

New ACP-EU Partnership: Chief negotiators conclude successful series of regional consultations, culminating with African leaders' meeting

Bruxelles, 07/05/2019 - 14:43, UNIQUE ID: 190507_10
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ON 3 May 2019 in Eswatini (Swaziland) , Chief negotiators Neven Mimica and Robert Dussey met with African Ministers to discuss the African pillar of the future partnership between the EU and 79 countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP). As with other regional consultations held in the Pacific and the Caribbean regions, the objective was to discuss specific needs and priorities of the region, while exploring how to best address them in the future ACP-EU agreement. It is expected that the discussions held in Eswatini will fuel and enrich the tailor-made Africa pillar to be created within the future ACP-EU agreement, also known as the “post-Cotonou” agreement.