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16th Forum 2018

16th OCTs-EU Forum – 23 February 2018

The 16th OCTs-EU Forum took place in Brussels on 23rd February 2018.

The Forum is one of the three instances of dialogue for the Association between EU and OCTs: “An OCT-EU forum for dialogue (the ‘OCT-EU Forum’), shall meet annually to bring together OCTs authorities, representatives of the Member States and the Commission. Members of the European Parliament, representatives of the EIB, and representatives of the outermost regions shall, where appropriate, be associated with the OCT-EU Forum.”

The Forum was chaired by Neven Mimica, European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development.

As Chair of the OCTA, Mrs. Cartwright Robinson, Premier of the Turks and Caicos Island, presented the Political Declaration approved by the OCTs at the OCTA Ministerial Conference the day before.

The Forum was also an opportunity for Leaders of the OCTs, Ministers from the Member States and representatives of the EU institutions to discuss the post 2020 OCT-EU relationship.