10th Summit of OACPS Heads of State and Government to take place in Luanda, Angola

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The Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), in collaboration with the Government of Angola will host the 10th Summit of OACPS Heads of State and Government in Luanda, from 6-10 December 2022.

Themed, “3 Continents, 3 Oceans, 1 Common Destiny: Building a resilient and sustainable OACPS”, the 10th Summit marks the first live meeting of OACPS Heads of State since the coming-into-force of the revised Georgetown Agreement in April 2020, the change in leadership at the Secretariat and the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Summit will be preceded by a Business Forum, which will address issues related to trade among Member States OACPS and key partners; a Women’s Forum on the Blue economy; and a Youth Forum which will focus on the importance of Road Safety. A new addition in the lead up to the Summit, the Diaspora Forum, will facilitate an exchange on key topics for the sustainable development of the 79 Member States of the OACPS.

The Summit of OACPS Heads of State and Government is the supreme organ of the Organisation and defines the OACPS’ general policy orientation.

Since 1997, Heads of State and Government of Members of the OACPS have been meeting regularly to lay down the broad guidelines for the general policy of the OACPS and give the Council of Ministers instructions related to its implementation.

The Summit is presided over by the Head of State or Government of the host-country and organised by a Bureau comprising the President-in-Office, the outgoing President and the incoming President.

The 9th Summit was held in December 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya – the President of Kenya will therefore be the outgoing President of the Summit. Angola, as the host of the Summit, will be the President of the 10th Summit.

SOURCE: ACP SECRETARIAT/PACNEWS