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ACP-EU joint assembly focuses on EPAs and EDF financing

The island nation of Mauritius will host the 11th regional meeting of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA) this week, welcoming parliamentarians from the 15 East African states as well as the European Union to the capital, Port Louis.

Key topics on the agenda include regional integration and cooperation, with a focus on the Economic Partnership Agreements and financing from the European Development Fund (EDF). Discussions on peace and security in the region will zero in on piracy, and the prevention of conflict and terrorism.