Blacklisting of OACPS international locations ‘a really unfair course of’

The Secretary Basic of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), Georges Chikoti, has added his voice in condemnation of the “very unfair course of” by which the European Union, and its foremost growth accomplice, blacklist Caribbean and different OACPS international locations for alleged violation of worldwide monetary finest practices.

“Effectively, certainly, I feel this difficulty just isn’t just for the Caribbean States, but in addition among the African states and different island states, might it’s on the Indian Ocean, and past,” Chikoti, advised reporters.

“I do consider that the itemizing of states or member states, significantly of the OACPS is a really unfair course of. It’s not clear. International locations are listed. They keep on a blacklist for a time, generally too lengthy,” Chikoti stated, including that such blacklists affected the photographs of nations.

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“And, certainly, this is likely one of the battles that ambassadors in Brussels do carry very strongly to ensure that this blacklisting doesn’t proceed, and that their member states aren’t deeply affected by this blacklisting, which isn’t, certainly, clear,” the Angolan diplomat stated.

“We have no idea how we get on these lists. And generally we have no idea how we come out of these lists.”

Chikoti stated he appreciates, significantly, the position performed by the OACPS in Brussels “to ensure that first the method is thought and it’s clear and that member states have gotten the likelihood to know why they’re on the blacklist, and that they’re eliminated. And if they’re eliminated, they now not come again on these lists.

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“So I feel that it’s a very unfair course of. And it ought to cease. And we are going to proceed in as a lot as we are able to to ensure that this course of is best dealt with, and that our international locations aren’t affected by this means of blacklisting.”

The 15-member Caribbean Neighborhood has repeatedly stated it “deplores the continued unilateral, arbitrary and non-transparent blacklisting technique” employed in opposition to its members by the European Union.




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