We, the Ministers and Delegates from the g7+ countries participating in the third g7+ Ministerial Meeting in Lomé, Togo, on the 29th and 30th of May 2014, are pleased to gather in the spirit of solidarity and cooperation that characterises our association.
We applaud the progress made in the implementation of the New Deal in several g7+ countries, and welcome the launch of the New Deal fragility assessments in Guinea-Bissau and Comoros.
We congratulate the people and government of Afghanistan and Guinea-Bissau for conducting successful elections.
At the same time we empathise with the people of the Central African Republic and South Sudan as they experience a period of crisis. We stand in solidarity with the government and people in those countries and commit our collective efforts to restore peace and resilience.
We welcome the Republic of Sao Tome and Principe and the Republic of Yemen as new members of the g7+ family.
We endorse the g7+ Charter and confirm Dili to be the headquarters of the g7+ Secretariat.
We announce H.E. Minister Kaifala Marah of Sierra Leone as the new g7+ Chair and H.E. Deputy Minister Alfred Metellus of Haiti as Deputy Chair.
We appoint the outgoing Chair H.E. Emilia Pires, as the g7+ Special Envoy and the Prime Minister of Timor- Leste, H.E. Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão, as a member of the g7+ Advisory Board.
We reaffirm our commitment to the realization of the New Deal principles and call on our development partners to fulfil their commitment thereto.
We welcome the initiative of “Fragile to Fragile” (F to F) cooperation and encourage peer learning among member countries. We commit to explore ways in which the g7+ can increase awareness of emerging crises and tailor responses accordingly.
We endorse the 2013 Annual Report and the 2014/15 Work Plan.
We strongly support the inclusion of a separate goal on Peaceful Societies and Effective Institutions, in the Post-2015 Development Framework.
We conclude our meetings in Lomé, Togo, with deep appreciation to the Government of Togo for generously hosting this third g7+ Ministerial meeting.
We look forward to the next Ministerial meeting in Afghanistan.