Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Equatorial Guinea Set to Become Headquarters of South-South Cooperation

The Committee of Ambassadors from the Africa, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) Group of States ratified the Republic of Equatorial Guinea capital of Malabo to become the headquarters of South-South Cooperation.

South-South Cooperation is the assembly within the ACP, whose aim is to foster cooperation between the 79 member countries as well as with external partners.

The Equatorial Guinea Ambassador to the European Union, Carmelo Nvono-Ncá, presented the proposal, originally announced by the President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, earlier this year.

The headquarters is expected to begin operations in 2017 with technical and logistical support from the team and world-class facilities in Malabo in order to facilitate high-level political discourse between the member countries.

The proposal awaits ratification by the ACP Council of Minister in Belgium later this month.

Equatorial Guinea hosted Heads of State and government from the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of nations (ACP) in 2012, in Malabo for the 7th Summit for African Caribbean and Pacific Heads of State and Government (ACP).