President Akufo-Addo leaves for ECOWAS summit

President Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo yesterday attended the 51st Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Monrovia, Liberia.

 

President Akufo-Addo joined his counterparts at the regional meeting for the first time as head of government and bolstered Ghana’s commitment to the community’s project, especially integration, the common currency and trade liberalisation.

 

The regional leaders discussed issues bordering on political, economic and security concerns besetting the sub-region, particularly the approaches to achieving the regional economic integration agenda and right-tracking West Africa’s development planning.

 

They considered the application for membership by Morocco, request by Tunisia for observer status, as well as the association agreement between Mauritania and the community.

 

The meeting also considered series of reports, particularly that of the ECOWAS mid-year statutory meetings that took place before the summit, including reports by the Ad-Hoc Ministerial Committee on Institutional Reforms and End of Tenure of Statutory Appointees; 78th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Council of Ministers; 38th Ordinary Meeting of the Mediation and Security Council and the 2017 interim report of ECOWAS.

 

The meeting is the first to be hosted by Liberia since the inception of the ECOWAS 42 years ago.

By Times Reporter

 

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