Tuesday, 27 October 2009

ACP-EU agreement: Observer status for Equatorial Guinea and South Africa

The 2966th Council meeting on Agriculture and Fisheries held in Luxembourg, 19 October 2009 approved the sending of letters to the authorities of Equatorial Guinea and South Africa, confirming the EU's support for these countries to be granted with an observer status within the ACP/EU joint institutions. In accordance with the ACP/EU council's rules of procedure, observer status can be granted to a country from the moment it files its application for accession to the ACP/UE agreement.

Source: European Council