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Friday, 27 May 2016

European Development Days 2016

Tour et Taxis (Brussels): 15-16 June, 2016

On 15-16 June, CTA will be collaborating with various international organisations on five events at The European Development Days 2016 in Brussels. Topics to be discussed at the events include: sustainable development goals, agribusiness and food standards in ACP countries.

The CTA Brussels News Service is providing EU-ACP policy news since 2004, on various key thematic areas. In addition to this news service, we also provide news on ACP intra-regional trade, and south-south cooperation (investments of emerging countries' in agriculture in the ACP regions). The main stories for the week are featured in our newsletter and all stories can be found in our Regional Trade and the South-South cooperation sections.

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Peter A. Murray, Programme Manager for Fisheries Management and Development at the Secretariat of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM), represented the region at an international seminar on Oceans Economy and Trade: Sustainable Fisheries, Transport and Tourism, held in Geneva from 10- 12 May 2016. Murray, who was one of over seventy registered participants drawn from all three sectors, presented a paper on the linkages between fisheries, tourism and transport in the Caribbean.

Briefing on China-Africa Business Cooperation organized by the Trade Promotion Center and hosted by China Africa Industrial Forum (CAIF) and China WTO Committee Africa Affairs (CWTO) was held in Beijing on the morning of April 26th, 2016. Cheng Zhigang, secretary general of CAIF and chairman of CWTO, attended and addressed the meeting. Altogether over 100 people including African diplomats in China, representatives of trade commerce of local provinces, experts, scholars, and business leaders were present at the meeting.

The Agriculture minister, Afonso Pedro Canga, will pay a working visit to India on 25- 30 May, where he plans to sign a Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministries of Agriculture of the Republic of Angola and its counterpart in that Asian country. According to a note from the referred Ministry that reached Angop on Thursday, the memo establishes that the two countries should develop friendly relations through cooperation in agriculture field.