H.E. Mrs. Novisi Abaidoo was on Thursday, 21st January, 2016 formally introduced to the Committee of Ambassadors of the African Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP), as Ghana's new Ambassador to the Group, at a brief but impressive ceremony held at the ACP House in Brussels. The ceremony heralded the first meeting of the Committee of Ambassadors for the year 2016.
The Committee of Ambassadors is one of the most important bodies of the ACP governing structures, comprising one representative from each of the 79 member countries of the ACP Group. It meets at least once a month in Brussels to monitor the implementation of the ACP-EU Partnership Agreement and carry out any mandate assigned to it by the ACP Council of Ministers. Much of its work is carried out through sub-committees and working groups.
Addressing the august Body, H.E. Novisi Abaidoo reiterated the commitment of the Government of Ghana, under the visionary leadership of H.E. President John Dramani Mahama to offer unalloyed support to the ACP for the ongoing efforts and initiatives to fashion out comprehensive and cohesive positions to advance the collective aspirations of the Group.
H.E. Novisi Abaidoo was emphatic in her speech about the relevance of the ACP Group as a trusted forum for mobilizing the voice and shared aspirations of the developing world, particularly, in advocating for a more free, fair and mutually beneficial international trading system.
To this end, she stated that "Ghana will continue to actively participate in all activities of the Group as we work together to chart a path of a free and fairer trading system and development framework to guarantee our future within the global arena”.