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Libyan Newswire

Background – 28th ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly session 1 – 3 December 2014, Strasbourg

The keynote debate entitled “Yes! Africa can live up to its ambitions!” will be held on Tuesday, with the participation of former President of Nigeria Olusegun Obasanjo.  

There will be three debates, wound up by resolutions tabled by the standing committees on:

  • the social and economic consequences of malnutrition in ACP countries (debate Tuesday with the participation of the commissioner Neven Mimica, vote Wednesday),

  • private sector development strategy, including innovation, for sustainable development (debate Tuesday, vote Wednesday), and

  • the challenge of national reconciliation in post-conflict and post-crisis countries(debate and vote on Wednesday).

There will also be two debates without resolutions, on:

  • Virunga National Park (Monday) with Emmanuel de Merode, director of the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and

Debates are also scheduled with Minister for Economic Affairs and Finance (Republic of Guinea) and President-in-Office of the ACP Council Mohamed Diare (Monday), EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica (Tuesday) and Italy’s State Secretary for Foreign Affairs Benedetto Della Vedova (Wednesday).

Two urgent topics will be debated and concluded with resolutions:

  • the Ebola outbreak (debate Monday, vote Wednesday), with the participation of Claude Moniquet, director of the European Strategic Intelligence and Security Center and

  • the expansion of terrorism in Africa (debate and vote Wednesday)

On Saturday the Women’s Forum met to discuss “Giving girls the education they deserve”.