The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) is an organisation created by the Georgetown Agreement in 1975. It is composed of 79Â African, Caribbean and Pacific states, with all of them, save Cuba, signatories to the Cotonou Agreement,Â also known as the “ACP-EC Partnership Agreement” which binds them to the European Union. There are 48 countries from Sub-Saharan Africa, 16 from the Caribbean and 15 from the Pacific.« Back to Glossary Index
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