92nd session of ACP Council of Ministers 25/11/2010
The 92nd ACP Council of Ministers meeting was held from 8 to 10 November 2010 in Brussels, Belgium, against a backdrop of challenging developments in international economic relations and the age-old Georgetown partnership with the European Union.
The Kenyan delegation to the meeting was headed by Hon. Wycliffe Ambetsa Oparanya, M.P., and Minister for Planning, National Development and Vision 2030. Other senior government officials who attended the meeting included H.E. Kembi-Gitura, Kenya’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the European Union and Ms. Sabina Maghanga, Director, Ministry of Planning, National Development and Vision 2030
The Council reached significant decisions, including the approval of the ACP Secretariat’s budget for 2011, an Ambassadorial Working Group on the Future Perspectives of the ACP Group taking into consideration the expiry of the Cotonou Agreement in ten years’ time and the entry of the Lisbon Treaty for the EU in December 2009. The Council also took note of the lack of progress in negotiations on the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) with the EU, and issued a resolution to re-inject momentum for the negotiations.
Further to the above, the Council agreed that the upcoming Africa-EU Summit, to be held in Tripoli, Libya, will be used as a platform to address key challenges inhibiting progress with a view to arriving at a mutually acceptable solution for all the parties concerned.