Angola takes over ACP chair in 2022

  • Secretary general of the Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), Georges Chikoti
Luanda - Angola will take up the chairmanship of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) during the Summit of Heads of State and Government, to be held from 6 to 9 December, 2022, in Luanda.

The information was released, Wednesday in Luanda, by the secretary-general of the OACPs, Georges Chikoti, at the end of a meeting with Foreign Minister, Téte António.

"In this meeting we dealt with the issues of preparation of the EU-ACP Summit to be held in Angola in December next year. So we were exchanging views on the technical modalities of how we are going to prepare. And we are all engaged," he said.

On the occasion, the official thanked the support that the Angolan government has given him since he assumed the duties of secretary-general of the organisation, in March 2020.

"As you know, it was Angola's wish that I run for this post and I have had the full support of the government," he stressed.

The summits of the ACP states are held every two years in a member state. They give the leaders of the 79-member organisation the opportunity to review major developments of interest and concern to its members on the international scene in general, and in the ACP states in particular.

The first Summit of ACP Heads of State and Government was held in Libreville, Gabon, from six to seven November 1997, during which the leaders committed themselves to meet regularly. Since then the ACP countries have held their summit every two years.

 

 

 

The information was released, Wednesday in Luanda, by the secretary-general of the OACPs, Georges Chikoti, at the end of a meeting with Foreign Minister, Téte António.

"In this meeting we dealt with the issues of preparation of the EU-ACP Summit to be held in Angola in December next year. So we were exchanging views on the technical modalities of how we are going to prepare. And we are all engaged," he said.

On the occasion, the official thanked the support that the Angolan government has given him since he assumed the duties of secretary-general of the organisation, in March 2020.

"As you know, it was Angola's wish that I run for this post and I have had the full support of the government," he stressed.

The summits of the ACP states are held every two years in a member state. They give the leaders of the 79-member organisation the opportunity to review major developments of interest and concern to its members on the international scene in general, and in the ACP states in particular.

The first Summit of ACP Heads of State and Government was held in Libreville, Gabon, from six to seven November 1997, during which the leaders committed themselves to meet regularly. Since then the ACP countries have held their summit every two years.