A delegation from Equatorial Guinea, headed by the Minister of Trade, Pastor Micha On-do Bile, was working this week in Brussels, where they were received upon their arrival at the airport by the Embassy staff to attend the 109th Session of the Council of Ministers of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of Countries (ACP), which closed yesterday.
The group focused in this 109th edition on the future of the ACP partnership with the European Union. For the recall, the two blocks of countries signed the Cotonou Agreement in 2000, which has since become the general framework for EU relations with ACP countries. Before its next mandate, in 2020, organizations are trying to find a way to monitor their trade, economic, political and development relationships. Following the 1975 Lomé Convention and the 2000 Cotonou Agreement, the new partnership between the two blocks of countries is expected to be signed in Samoa.