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Zambia benefits from EU, OACPS bilateral relations deal

NKOLE MULAMBIA, Lusaka
THE European Union (EU) and Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) have concluded a partnership agreement to strengthen bilateral relations with its members, including Zambia.
The agreement will succeed the Cotonou Agreement and sets the scene for alliance building and more coordinated actions on the world stage. EU head of delegation to Zambia and Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Jacek Jankowski said the agreement forms a solid basis for reinforcing the already strong relationship between the two organisations.
“We welcome this new and comprehensive partnership as a major achievement. The new partnership agreement will be game-changing in strengthening the EU’s bilateral relations with each OACPS, including the Republic of Zambia,” Mr Jankowski said in a statement issued on Friday. “Together we will be able to advance our common ambitions, bilaterally and on the global stage.” The conclusion by the chief negotiators, International Partnerships Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen and Togo’s Minister of Foreign Minister Robert Dussey was CLICK TO READ MORE



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