Nigeria : the economic community of west Africa states more efforts with the African union

Chairperson Mahamat(left) and Commissioner Traore. Photo : RR

NEWSROOM (ADV) – The President of the Commission of the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) Jean-Claude Kassi Brou has reaffirmed the determination of the Commission to work more with the African Union (AU) while deepening cooperation in the implementation of priority projects and programmes.

The renewed commitment was given on the 26th of October 2018 in Abuja, Nigeria when the Chairperson of the AU Commission Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat led a delegation from the continental body on a courtesy visit to the ECOWAS Commission.

President Brou who was represented by the ECOWAS Commission’s Commissioner for Industry and Private Sector Mamadou Traoré stated that the good relations between both bodies is reflected by the joint recognition of representations at their headquarters as well as the dynamic technical cooperation between the different Departments of their organizations.

The visit is coming within the framework of the implementation of the reforms initiated at the level of the continental organization, he highlighted the regional priorities set by the new ECOWAS management to include a focus on institutional reform, consolidation of peace and security, free movement of persons and goods, infrastructure, improving the investment climate, building industrial capacity and the development of human capacity.

Acknowledging the efforts of the AU in the management of peace and security on the continent and in particular for its support to Mali, Gambia and some other countries Mamadou Traoré stressed that the ECOWAS Commission has been following with keen interest, the implementation of the recommendations of the Kagamé intervention plan and the management of major issues such as the free trade area akin to other sectors such as political affairs, peace, security and economic integration.

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