Brüssel (kath.net) The 79 Nation group of the African, Caribbean and Pacific States AKP-States sent a letter to the European Parliament which has indicated that they would be forced not to renew their economic agreements on the point of "sexual orientation". It concerns a contract for economic development assistance, in which there is a clause regarding "non-discrimination" as a condition respecting of sexual origination. The AKP-States successfully resisted the inclusion of the clause.
The AKP- States request the EU in this letter, "it is urgent that, above all to attempt to keep distance, in those things which we will not freely participate." These economically developing nations further inform that "the partnership can only work and fully function, if both partners take the necessary respect for social differences and cultural diversity".
The European Parliament in turn had generated a resolution in December in which it reminded Africa that "the EU is responsible for more than half the development assistance and Africa's most important business partner." Later the resolution makes the admonishment that free sexual orientation is an important category of no-discrimination.
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