Prime Minister Tuilaepa encourages solidarity amongst the ACP Group

Prime Minister Tuilaepa addresses the Special Committee of Ambassadors of the ACP Group in Brussels. PC: ACP Secretariat

ACP countries must come together to create a post- Cotonou partnership that would endure for the next 40 years and launch the next generation of AP communities into a more prosperous and peaceful future, was the message from the Honourable Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Neioti Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi to the special session of the Committee of Ambassadors held at ACP House on Tuesday 24th April 2018.

“We must not overlook the strength of our numbers in the next negotiations,” said the PM referring to the need to maintain solidarity and cohesiveness amongst the 79-member strong Group from the region.

Tuilaepa also highlighted the paramount importance of climate action to the future development of SIDS.  He further touched on ocean governance and pollution including plastics as of immediate and priority concerns.

The Prime Minister also took the opportunity to remind ACP Ambassadors of Samoa’s keen interest to host the signing of the new agreement and look forward to hosting ACP member states in 2020.

Click here to watch the full statement of the Honourable Prime Minister at ACP House.

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