By Keefa Nuwahereza
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is currently in Kenyan capital Nairobi, where he went to attend an annaual summit that brings together heads of states under the African, Caribbeans and Pacific region.
Museveni tweeted this shortly after takeoff at Entebe airport on Monday;
Have left for Nairobi, Kenya to attend the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States Summit under the theme, “A Transformed ACP: Committed to Multilateralism”.
The President was seen off by among others Chief of Defense Forces Lt. Gen David Muhoozi and Deputy Inspector General of Police Maj. Gen. Mzee Sabiiti.
The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) is a group of countries in Africa, the Caribbean, and the Pacific that was created by the Georgetown Agreement in 1975.
The group’s main objectives are sustainable development and poverty reduction within its member states, as well as their greater integration into the world’s economy. All of the member states, except Cuba, are signatories to the Cotonou Agreement with the European Union.
The Cotonou Agreement (signed in Cotonou, Benin in June 2000) is the successor to the Lomé Conventions. One of the major differences from the Lomé Convention is that the partnership is extended to new actors such as civil society, private sector, trade unions and local authorities.
These will be involved in consultations and planning of national development strategies, provided with access to financial resources and involved in the implementation of programmes. Many small island developing states are ACP states; the fourth Lomé Convention was revised in 1995 in Mauritius and gives special attention to island countries in this agreement
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