1 Aug 2017

EU and Pacific discusss replacing Cotonou Agreement

From , 3:03 pm on 1 August 2017

The European Union is undertaking discusssions in the Pacific on the replacement for the Cotonou Agreement with the African Caribbean and Pacific group of countries.

The agreement outlines the EU's commitments in terms of development and other assistance it provides to the members of the ACP, including 14 Pacific nations.

The Cotonou Agreement was signed in June 2000 and lapses in 2020.

The EU's Post-Cotonou High Level Facilitator, Pascal Lamy,  is touring the region to gauge views on what should be in the new document.

Don Wiseman asked him if the Pacific members of the ACP should be concerned at what the new deal might contain.

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Photo: AFP