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Liberia attracts ECOWAS’ attention, hosts four Hi-Level conferences

Jos Garneo Cephas
President Sirleaf welcoming President Nana Akufo Addo of Ghana.
President Sirleaf welcoming President Nana Akufo Addo of Ghana.

MONROVIA-LIBERIA-The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)’s Mediation and Security Council Meeting starts Wednesday, May 31, 2017 in Monrovia, Liberia.

The meeting which is expected to address the security and defense Systems of member states of the regional body, would be chaired by Liberia’s Foreign Minister, Marjon Kamara.

At the same time the 78th Ordinary Section of the Council of Ministers of ECOWAS commences from June 1 and ends on June 2, 2017 to be preceded by the 58th Ordinary Summit of ECOWAS on June 4, 2017.

Monrovia, already playing host to another ECOWAS’ function will bring to an end today, a two-day ECOWAS Ministerial Ad-Hoc Committee Meeting on Institutional Reform at the Farmington Hotel in Harbel, Lower Margibi County.

The closed-door forum is in continuation of the Mid-Year ECOWAS Statutory Meeting on-going in Liberia, and is also addressing other Ancillary Matters within the Reform Project’s Frameworks.

It is as well centered on the Restructuring of the ECOWAS Commission within the Framework of the Regional Body’s Institutional Reform Project.

Members of the ECOWAS Ministerial Ad-Hoc Committee, already begin arriving in the country today include Cape Verde, Ghana, Guinea, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal.

The Committee was established by the 75th Ordinary Session of the Council of Ministers and is tasked to monitor and work along with the ECOWAS Commission on the implementation of the Regional Body’s Institutional Reform Project.

Meanwhile, the 21st Administration and Finance Committee Meeting of ECOWAS has come to an end Monday, May 29, 2017 in Monrovia.

That meeting brought together financial experts and policy-makers from West African Countries, with focus on institutional reform and the allocation of seats for ECOWAS’ position on financial and administrative issues.


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