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AU chairman to attend 7th ACP summit

The Beninese president, Boni Yayi, who is also the current chairman of the African Union (AU), will attend the seventh summit of heads of State and government from Africa, Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP) countries due to open on Thursday in the capital of Equatorial Guinea, Malabo.

A communiqué from the Beninese ministry of Foreign Affairs says during the summit, he will deliver an “important message” on the concerns of Africa with regard to the state of negotiations on the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between ACP and the European Union (EU).

The message from president Boni will also focus on the ongoing multilateral trade deals within the World Trade Organization (WHO).

President Boni will hold talks with several personalities taking part in the summit on strengthening of bilateral and multilateral cooperation.

The two-day summit will be on the theme “The future of ACP group in the changing world: Challenges and opportunities.”


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