Last week an important Council of Ministers of the Group of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (ACP) took place in Brussels, which is why the Embassy of Equatorial Guinea in Brussels had the honor of receiving the Delegate Minister of Commerce, Alberto Doria Lajay, on an official mission in the Belgian capital.
The meetings around the Council of Ministers have been very fruitful, since contacts have been developed between the Trade Ministers of the different ACP countries and the United Kingdom, as well as the Secretary General of the Commonwealth, offering an excellent opportunity for exchange of information with one of the key countries in the international context. The meetings discussed the interests of strengthening post-Cotonou relations, the agreement establishing economic and commercial relations between the EU and the ACP countries until 2020, and taking advantage of the market potential of the ACP Group.
In this important meeting, in which Minister Doria was assisted at all times by Ambassador Nvono-Ncá and the Second Secretary of the Embassy, Silvestre Oyono, the Secretary General of the ACP Group, Patrick I. Gomes, intervened to bring out the importance of South-South Cooperation within the ACP, as well as current relations with the EU.
Likewise, the Minister had a private meeting with the ACP Secretary General, in which he took the opportunity to thank the President of Equatorial Guinea for the gift he has given to the ACP and for keeping his word in supporting the South-Sr Cooperation. He did not forget to mention that the President’s gift puts them in a very high position internationally. We must not forget that it is the first time that the ACP has an office outside the EU and in a member country of the Group.