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ECOWAS Commission President pays a courtesy call on Michel Arion at the end of his duty tour to Nigeria
L-R, Michel Arion and Marcel de Souza

Abuja, 11 July 2017. The head of the EU delegation to Nigeria and the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Abuja, Michel Arion, extolled the excellent relation between the EU and ECOWAS.

He made the statement on Tuesday 11 July during a visit by the President of the regional organisation, Marcel de Souza.

Michel Arion, who is ending his duty tour to Abuja, after more than 12 years as the head of the EU delegation to Nigeria and the ECOWAS Commission, expressed his profound gratitude to President de Souza for his visit.

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‘Your visit is a great honour for me and a sign of the outstanding cooperation between the EU delegation and the ECOWAS Commission’, noted Michel Arion.

Like him, Marcel de Souza, also praised the good cooperation between the ECOWAS Commission and the EU representation in Nigeria.

‘This cooperation was productive in many respects. That is why, I decided to come personally to the EU representation here in Abuja to congratulate its head of delegation’, explained Marcel de Souza after his visit.

The Commission President was accompanied on the visit by his Press Attaché, Abel Emilio, and the Ag. Director of External Relations, Jérôme Boa.


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