Samoa completes term as Pacific ACP Coordinator on a high note

H.E. Fatumanava Luteru with H.E. Ms Jeraldine Tudong (Palau), H.E. Mr Moses Mose (Solomon Islands), Chargé d’affaires Mr Lucas Manduru (PNG) and H.E. Mr Aunese Simati (Tuvalu)

Outgoing Coordinator for the Pacific ACP Group of Ambassadors, H.E. Fatumanava Dr Paolelei Luteru, convened the last meeting of his term on 30th July 2018 at the Samoa Chancery.  In his closing remarks, Ambassador Fatumanava acknowledged the collaborative efforts of the Group that have helped prepare and strengthen the region’s position on a range of issues, most notably the preparations in the lead up to the Post-Cotonou negotiations. During his term as regional Coordinator, Ambassador Fatumanava convened a series of special sessions for the Pacific Group that include the visit to Brussels by the Secretary-General of PIFS, Mme Dame Taylor; a briefing session for visiting regional experts from SPREP  and PIFS; a briefing session for Pacific Members of Parliament during the 50th Session of the ACP Parliamentary Assembly  & 35th Session of the ACP-EU Joint Parliament Assembly, and a briefing session for Pacific Ministers attending the 107th Session of the ACP Council of Ministers & 43rd Meeting of the ACP-EU Council of Ministers held in Lome, Togo. The incoming Coordinator for the Pacific for the next six months will be the High Commissioner of Tonga.

The Coordinator role of the Pacific ACP Group of Ambassadors in Brussels is rotated among the Pacific Missions of Fiji, Palau, PNG, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu on a six-monthly basis.

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