News Complete program of the Africa-South America Summit From November 24 to 25, the Sipopo International Conference Center in Malabo will hold the Meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Africa-South America Cooperation Forum (ASACOF). This meeting will be preceded by the Meeting of Senior Officials of the Forum to be held on November 22 and 23. Below is the full program of activities.

22/11/2011

From November 22 to 23 the Senior Officials Meeting of the Africa-South America Cooperation Forum will take place at the Sipopo International Conference Center, while on November 24 and 25 the Meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Forum will be held. 

Senior Officials Meeting of the Africa-South America Cooperation Forum (ASA).

First Day: Tuesday, November 22, 2011.

1. Opening Ceremony:

Welcome speech by the Chairman of the Committee of Permanent Representatives of the African Union.

Address of the Coordinator for Africa.

Address of the Coordinator for South America.

Statement by the Representative of the African Union Commission.

Statement by the Executive Secretary of the UNASUR.

Opening address by the Hon. Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Francophone Affairs of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea.

2. Discussion on the implementation plan of the Africa-South America (ASA) Partnership for the period 2010-2015.

3. Discussion on the institutions of ASA (Strategic Presidential Panel, Permanent Secretariat and Coordinating Mechanisms ASA).

4. Discussion on the Calendar of ASA activities.

 

Second Day: Wednesday, November 23, 2011.

1. Discussion on the implementation of a funding mechanism for ASA.

2. Discussion on the completion of the Joint Ministerial Statement of the Council of Ministers of ASA.

3. Adoption of the Report of the Work of the Meeting of Senior Officials.

4. Consideration of the draft agenda of the Ministerial Meeting.

5. Other matters.

6. Closing Address. 

 

Meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Forum on Africa and South America (ASA). 

First Day: Plenary Session.

Thursday, November 24, 2011.

8:30 - 9:00: Registration of participants.

9:00 – 10:00: Opening Ceremony:

Welcoming remarks by the Hon. Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Francophone Affairs of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea.

Address by the Hon. Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Address by the Hon. Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federative Republic of Brazil.

Address by the Hon. Chairman of the African Union Commission.

Address by the Hon. Executive Secretary of the UNASUR.

Cultural presentation animated by a singer from Equatorial Guinea.

Opening remarks by the Council of Ministers given by an Equatorial Guinean authority.

10:00 - 10:15: Coffee break.

10:15 - 12:00: Review of the Report of the Meeting of Senior Officials on the ASA Implementation Plan for the period 2010-2015.

12:00 - 13:00: Consideration of the Report of the Meeting of Senior Officials on the ASA institutions (Strategic Presidential Panel, Permanent Secretariat and ASA Coordinating Mechanisms).

13:00 - 14:00: Lunch.

14:00- 16:00: Review of the Report of the Meeting of Senior Officials.

20:00 - Banquet offered by the Hon. Pastor Micha Ondo Bilé, Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Francophone Affairs of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, combined with a lively cultural presentation by Equatorial Guinean singers.

 

Second Day: Plenary Session.

Friday, November 25, 2011.

9:00 - 11:00: Consideration of the report of the Meeting of Senior Officials on the implementation of the ASA Finance Mechanism.

11:00- 11:15: Coffee break.

11:15 - 13:00: Review and adoption of the Joint Ministerial Statement.

13:00 - 13:30: Review of the date of the Third Africa-South America (ASA) Summit.

13:30 - 14:00: Other matters.

14:00: Closing address.

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