Mission in Brussels from Deputy Minister fro Trade

Last week in Brussels an important Council of Ministers Meeting from the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States took place, in which the Equatorial Guinea Embassy had the honour of receiving on official mission the Deputy Minister fro trade, Alberto Doria Lajay.

The meetings regarding the Council of Ministers were very fruitful, given that they developed contacts between the ministers fro trade from the various ACP countries and the United Kingdom, and the General Secretary of the Commonwealth, which provided an excellent opportunity to exchange information with one of the key countries within the international context. At the meetings the aim was to strengthen relationships post Cotonou, the agreement which established economic and trade relations between the EU and the ACP up to 2020, to take advantage of the potential of the ACP Group market.

At the important meeting, in which the minister Doria Lajay was assisted at all times by the ambassador, Carmelo Nvono-Nca and the second secretary from the embassy, Silvestre Oyono, the General Secretary of the ACP Group, Patrick I. Gomes spoke to highlight the importance of South.South Cooperation within the ACP, and current relations with the EU.

Furthermore, the minister had a private meeting with the ACP General Secretary, which he used to thank the President of Equatorial Guinea, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo for the gift to the ACP of maintaining his support for South-South Cooperation. It should not be forgotten that the one in Malabo is the first office that the ACP has outside the EU and in a member country of the group.

Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office

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