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PM To Attend ACP Meet

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama will be attending the 8th African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) meeting in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea from today to Wednesday. He told
30 May 2016 11:53
PM To Attend ACP Meet
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama will be attending the 8th African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) meeting in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea from today to Wednesday.

He told the Fiji Sun yesterday that while at the meeting he would be holding bilateral talks with Minister Neven Mimica of the European Union as well as other leaders.

“I will attend the ACP meeting in PNG and will be having bilateral talks with Minister Mimica of the EU as well as other leaders,” he said.

He leaves for PNG today.

PNG’s Post Courier has reported that from the 79 ACP countries that are members, so far about more than 50 leaders have registered to attend.

“There are 51 African nations, 13 Caribbean and 15 Pacific Island nations that are part of this 8th ACP Heads of State meet,” the report said.

According to PNG Post-Courier Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe jetted into Port Moresby at the weekend.

Mr Mugabe’s advance party and those from other African countries were already in Port Moresby doing preparatory work for the arrival of their delegations.

Namibia Deputy Prime Minister, who is also Minister for International Relations and Co-operation Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, arrived in Port Moresby via Singapore with a handful of her entourage on Saturday.

The Prime Minister of Central African Republic Matheu Simplice Sarandji arrived yesterday and many more are expected today.

At the meeting the leaders will discuss several challenging issues facing ACP countries around the world including matters relating to economic development, and collective perspectives on dealing with climate change and pandemic diseases.

Prime Minister Peter O’Neill will officially open the meeting today which will be held at the Waigani Convention Centre in Port Moresby.

 

Edited by Nemani Delaibatiki

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