On February 22, the Technical Sub-Committee of the organization on South-South Cooperation (ACP), in Brussels, took place in the General Secretariat of the Group of Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific.

On the occasion of the visit to Brussels of our Minister of Commerce, Don Pedro Olivera Boropu, the meeting had a special importance, given the relevance that Equatorial Guinea currently plays for the ACP Group, as it is close to becoming the headquarters of South-South Cooperation. South of the organism.

Throughout the meeting of the Sub-Committee, chaired by the Ambassador of Cameroon in the Belgian capital, Mr. Daniel Evina Abe’e, the Minister presented the proposals of our country, which focus on the donation of the building that will be the official Information Center on South-South Cooperation, as well as the equipment of future offices, and the possibility of hosting in our country the celebration of Summits of Heads of State, Councils of Ministers and International South-South Conferences. Finally, Mr. Oliveira Boropu proposed creating a trade database of the 79 countries that make up the ACP at this important headquarters.

Our Ambassador in Brussels, Don Carmelo Nvono-Ncá, present at the important meeting, intervened to support the candidacy of Equatorial Guinea and the proposals of the Minister. For his part, the Secretary General of the ACP, Mr. Patrick I. Gomes, approved the solvency and total financial viability of the project.

From now on, it will only be necessary to agree on the specific functions that the South-South Cooperation Office will have, for which the ACP will send a series of questions to the Guinean government in the coming weeks.

A next meeting will take place before the celebration of the ACP Council of Ministers next May, in which it is expected that the organization will make the final decision on the candidacy of Equatorial Guinea.

Government | OACPS | South-South and Triangular Cooperation

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