Towards a new partnership with African, Caribbean and Pacific countries: Delivering on global challenges and mutual interests
The debate was intended to be an open exchange of views among high level political personalities on how the future relations between the European Union and the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries should look like after the expiry of the Cotonou Partnership Agreement in 2020. The Joint Communication "Towards a renewed partnership with African, Caribbean and Pacific countries", sets out the main ideas for a revitalised political partnership with ACP countries, focussing on common interests and going beyond the sole aim of development policy and donor-recipient paradigm.
Distinguished speakers, representing both the ACP regions and the EU, gathered together to share their expectations, views and recommendations regarding the future of the ACP-EU relations, focusing on which are the key priorities and the biggest challenges ahead.
This session also provided the opportunity to reflect on how to make the current relationship fit for delivering on common challenges and mutual interests in an interconnected and globalised world. Remaining time was devoted to questions and interventions from the audience.
Moderator : Patrick Guillaumont, President of Ferdi