25th ACP-EU parliamentary meeting gathers in Brussels
BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, June 14, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA) will meet from 17 to 19 June in the European Parliament in Brussels to debate the current situation in Mali, in the Central African Republic and the Republic of Guinea. The plenary debates will be preceded over the weekend by meetings of the JPA standing committees and the Women's forum.
The debates will also focus on the threats posed by military coups on democracy and political stability in the ACP countries, human resources for health in ACP countries and the food and nutrition security. Members of the European Parliament and their counterparts from national parliaments of African, Caribbean and Pacific states are also set to discuss with the representatives of the European Investment Bank its support for development in ACP countries.
The formal sitting of the 25th ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly will be opened by its co-presidents Louis Michel (ALDE, BE) and the new ACP co-president, who will replace Musikari Kombo (Kenya). Sean Barrett T.D., Speaker of the Dáil Eireann, will also attend the formal opening.
Press conference with the Co-presidents of the Joint Parliamentary Assembly - Louis Michel and the new ACP Co-President - is scheduled for Wednesday 18 June at 17:30 in Altiero Spinelli (ASP) building, room 5G2.
The plenary debates will be webstreamed live via EP Live.
European Parliament, Rue Wiertz, 1047 Brussels - Paul Henri Spaak (PHS) building, room 3C50.