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Statement of Togolese civil society

Message to the Togolese Presidency of the Central Negotiating Group of the ACP


At the end of the 107th session of the Council of Ministers of the Africa-Caribbean-Pacific Group (ACP), held in Lomé on 29 and 30 May 2018, Togo has been assigned to chair the Central Negotiating Group of the ACP. This group is mandated to define the modalities and to conduct negotiations with the European Union (EU) on the future ACP-EU agreement to replace the Cotonou Agreement, which expires in 2020. At the moment when Togo finds itself in the heart of the EU ACP negotiations as during the time of the signing of the 4 Lome Conventions, the Togolese civil society, tuned with its counterparts in the ACP countries, wants to challenge the Togolese authorities on citizens’ expectations in relation to  this new ACP – EU cooperation agreement. (suite…)