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ECOWAS Ministers of Transport and Trade meet on Ease of Trade During the Covid-19 Period.

11 Jun, 2020

Abuja, 10th June 2020. The ECOWAS Ministerial Coordinating Committee for Transport, Logistics, Free Movement and Trade will meet on the 12th of June 2020 to validate the recommendations on ease of trade and movement of goods and services during the Covid-19 period.

The virtual meeting will also consider useful guidelines on the coronavirus control with regards to trans-national supplies.

Further, the Ministerial Committee will also appraise the broad presentation of the experts in order to give the outcome of their deliberations, the desired backing.


The main documents to be adopted during the meeting are reports from the preceding experts meeting as well as the draft ECOWAS guidelines on ease of trade.


The meeting will also feature a presentation on the epidemiological situation in West Africa and issues on transport, logistics and trade relating to the fight against Covid-19 by the Director General, West African Health Organization (WAHO).


A communique embodying the set of recommendations on the way forward regarding the issues tackled is expected to be adopted at the end of the meeting.


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