Pacific Conference on the Future Perspectives for the ACP Group
Samoa hosted the Pacific Consultations on the Future of the ACP Group at the Aggie Grey’s Resort at Mulifanua from 17th to 19th October 2013. The 15 Pacific ACP member states have been invited to attend the conference with participants from civil society/private sector, government officials, parliamentarians as well as regional and international organisation representatives. The Pacific conference is the first of a series of ACP regional consultations to be undertaken in all six ACP regions. The outcomes of these consultations will contribute to the work of the ACP Eminent Persons Group (EPG). The 12-member ACP EPG, chaired by the former President of Nigeria Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has been tasked to look at the future of the ACP beyond 2020 when the ACP-EU Cotonou Agreement comes to an end.
Samoa’s representative on the EPG is Afioga Afoa Kolone Vaai, Managing Director of KVA Consult and former Samoa Financial Secretary.