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ECOWAS Chair discloses top priorities

Joseph T. Koon
ECOWAS Chair, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
ECOWAS Chair, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

MONROVIA. LIBERIA-The Leadership of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has pledged to implement the key priorities of the Community.

ECOWAS Chair, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf,said she will work along with ECOWAS Commission President, Michel Di-zusa, including leaders of member states, to address the current affairs of the Community.

The Liberian Leader said: “ECOWAS’ major issues of priority that require prompt action under my leadership are health, education and cross-border security.”

The ECOWAS Chair made the commitment Friday, June 17, 2016 at a joint press conference with ECOWAS Commission President, Michel Di-zusa in Monrovia.

President Sirleaf assured Ambassador Di-zusa of her commitment to ensuring that the common agenda of the sub-regional body is promoted and supported by member states.

In remarks, ECOWAS Commission President, Michel Di-zusa, lauded President Sirleaf for her preferment as the first female Chair of ECOWAS.

“I would like to express my shared commitment to work along with you in our quest to tackle issues confronting ECOWAS, including terrorism and security.”

Mr. Di-zusa emphasized: “My mission to Liberia is to seek President Sirleaf’s directives to battle regional issues affecting member states.”  

ECOAS was established in 1975 in the former Nigerian political capital, Lagos to seek the economic advancement of member states.

Currently, ECOWAS has been transformed with a new mandate to ensure the economic, political, social and security well-being of member states.


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