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PM at ACP Summit

Maseru – The Right Honourable the Prime Minister Dr. Pakalitha Mosisili is attending the Eighth Summit of Heads of State and Government of the African, Caribbean and Pacific ACP Group of States in Port Moresby, Papua, New Guinea.

Dr. Mosisili is accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Relations, Honourable Tlohang Sekhamane at the two-day Summit which ends tomorrow.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Relations, the objective of the Summit is to deliberate on the future of the ACP Group of States post 2020 when the Cotonou Agreement comes to an end.

The Ministry said sub-themes to be discussed include Equitable and Sustainable Development for ACP peoples; Enhancing the Role of the ACP Group in Global Governance for Development as well as Peace, Security and Political Stability as a prerequisite for Development.

The ACP is a group of countries in Africa, Caribbean and the Pacific Islands created by the Georgetown Agreement, which took place in Guyana in 1975.

Its objectives are sustainable development and poverty reduction within its member states, as well as their greater integration into the world’s economy.

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