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Sunday, 17 December 2017

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez went to Trinidad and Tobago to hold diplomatic talks Tuesday. The talks are aimed at boosting bilateral ties including trade between the two neighbouring countries.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visited Brazil, Peru, Colombia, and Chile in May this year to follow up on the planned cooperation between China and CELAC (the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States) announced in. The plan’s main goals are to increase bilateral trade to $500 billion and the inflow of Chinese direct investments to the region to $250 billion until 2025. ECLAC affirms that the logistics infrastructure that China provides could well stimulate intra-regional trade and the formation of regional value chains.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

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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Friday, 18 September 2015

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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Friday, 11 September 2015

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Papua New Guinea (PNG) Governor-General Michael Ogio to discuss increasing cooperation between their countries. China and PNG have supported each other and cooperated for mutual benefit and common development since the establishment of diplomatic relations. The two countries have held exchanges in areas of trade, investment, agriculture, education and health. Xi suggested the two sides integrate their development strategies and expressed appreciation for PNG's efforts in boosting regional cooperation among Pacific Islands nations.

 India recently hosted heads of 14 Pacific island nations at the second summit of the Forum for India Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC), with an address given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. India denies any engagement with the six pacific statesthat have diplomatic relations with Taiwan and not with China, as a rivalry between itself and China. Indeed, at the first FIPIC summit held in Fiji in 2014, where both PM Narendra Modi and Chinese Premier Xi Jinping  were present, Jinping announced a package of economic assistance to the Pacific islands.

The Jamaican Government plans to expand the cassava industry in partnerships with the private sector partner Jamaican beer Red Stripe and the University of the West Indies, with support from the Colombian government. Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, said the partnership between government and the manufacturer of red Stripe, which is using the tuber as part of its brewing process, has shown that the industry can grow. PM Miller stated, “As this new industry develops, I look forward to the opening soon, of a new cassava processing plant in Elim, St. Elizabeth, and thanks to the Government of Colombia for having provided this gift."

As the biggest producer of food grains and horticulture crops, Africa can benefit from training and technology transfer from India. India currently imports pulses from Africa. At a recent meeting of diplomats, both sides exchanged views on future agricultural cooperation and collaboration.

On an official visit to India, Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi, visited the Anand Agricultural University here and sought information about new technologies being developed in the field of agriculture.  The official delegation also visited a plant tissue culture laboratory; a farm - where varsity experts are doing experiments on groundnut and cotton crops - used by the university's research centre and 'Vidya Dairy', run by the students of Dairy Science College.

Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Takehiko Nakao met with Fiji Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama to discuss how the ADB can further enhance its support for Fiji to meet its development priorities. Mr. Nakao commended Fiji for achieving 6 consecutive years of strong economic growth. Mr. Nakao said, “The government’s efforts to attract private investment, boost infrastructure development, and introduce free primary and secondary education, are enhancing growth and improving the lives of Fijians (…) Maintaining this strong momentum, however, will require continued prudent economic management and implementation of reforms announced by the government.”