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Thursday, 23 June 2016

EPA’s must be handled carefully – Iyambo

Vice-President Nickey Iyambo has stressed that the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPA) with the European Union (EU) should be interpreted carefully to benefit the citizens of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States. Iyambo believes that if mishandled, the agreements may impoverish and bring more suffering to the affected countries. He made the remarks when he officiated at the opening ceremony of the 42nd ACP and 31st EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly in the capital yesterday. The joint assembly will run until Wednesday and has drawn about 350 parliamentarians from 28 European Union (EU) countries and 79 ACP countries. When he opened the event, Iyambo maintained that there is a need for partner countries to ensure a growth at home strategy, as well as fair and just sustainable development among cooperation partners. “We have been following the Namibia/SADC EPA negotiations with keen interest,” Iyambo told delegates to the assembly. “It is important that we get it right from the onset in managing Africa’s food security, freshwater security and energy security. Africa’s population is projected to double by 2050.