Samoa Parliamentarian in Brussels for the 51st Session of the ACP Parliamentary Assembly
Hon. Faumuina Tiatia Faaolatane Liuga (MP) attended the 51st Session of the ACP Parliamentary Assembly and the Inter-Sessional Meetings of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly that was held from 9th to 12th October 2018 in Brussels, Belgium.
During the Session, parliamentarians and representatives discussed the fight against cybercrime and drug trafficking; SME development at the heart of economic transformation in ACP countries; and combating the destabilizing effects of wildlife trafficking in ACP countries and promoting the implementation of the external dimension of the EU Action Plan against wildlife trafficking. These topics will be adopted in the form of Resolutions at the 36th Session of the Joint Parliamentary Assembly to be held in December 2018 in Cotonou, Benin.
In preparation for the 37th Session of the Joint Parliamentary Assembly to be held in an EU country in the first half of 2019, the parliamentarians and representatives further discussed the strategic significance and dimension of the ACP-EU partnership; the possibilities of renewable energies in bringing sustainable economic development to ACP countries and particularly to remote areas; and, reducing the global number of out-of-school children, adolescents and youth in ACP countries.