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De Souza lauds Prez. Sirleaf for regional peace and security

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The out-going Chairperson of the Heads of ECOWAS Authority, President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf  and the President of the ECOWAS Commission, Marcel Alain De Souza  at  the 51st Summit of the ECOWAS in Liberia.
The out-going Chairperson of the Heads of ECOWAS Authority, President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and the President of the ECOWAS Commission, Marcel Alain De Souza at the 51st Summit of the ECOWAS in Liberia.

HARBEL-LIBERIA- The President of the ECOWAS Commission, Marcel Alain De Souza has paid tribute to the Chairperson of the Heads of ECOWAS Authority President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, for her immense effort in maintaining peace and security in the sub-region during her leadership.

Mr. De Souza acknowledged the level of consultative meetings held with the heads of states by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, aimed at consolidating peace and security.

He spoke Sunday, June 4, 2017 in Harbel City, Margibi County, at the Farmington Hotel, outside Monrovia, where the 51st Ordinary Summit of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government is being taking place.

He said: “The political situation once in the Gambia, clearly demonstrates the ability of the Sub-regional body in resolving conflict and upholding smooth transitions.”

The ECOWAS Commission President observed that without foreign intervention, West Africa and Africa was able to pull diplomacy and military strength to resolve the Gambian crisis.

Mr. De Souza made mentioned of several issues centering on the existing task force to guide the immigration of West Africa and the enforcement of the Common External Tariff (CET) at the end of 2017.

Out of all 15-member of the ECOWAS States, 13 have already signed up, with the exception of Cape Verde and Sierra Leone which are expected to  join soon.

He said: “In spite of the shaking economy of the sub region, the regional body is linking with the European Union to the benefit of the membership in the areas of agriculture. “

Mr. De Souza at the same time, paid tribute to the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu for his proposed and willingness to enter a partnership agreement with ECOWAS.

 


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