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Ghanaian President makes a courtesy call on members of ECOWAS Administration and Finance Committee
From left To right, Benedict Roberts, Nana Akufo-Addo, sitting in the middle, and Edward Singhatey

Monrovia, 26 May 2016. Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo, paid, this Friday 26 May in Monrovia, a courtesy visit to members of the Administration and Finance Committee (AFC) of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), convening since yesterday in the Liberian capital for their 21st meeting.

He was received by the AFC Chair and Head of ECOWAS National Unit in Liberia, Benedict Roberts, alongside the ECOWAS Commission Vice President, Edward Singhatey.

In a brief statement, Nana Akufo-Addo recalled the role and importance of ECOWAS in achieving regional integration and improving the living conditions of West African people.

He introduced to AFC members Ghana’s new Foreign Affairs Minister, Mrs Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, and explained the rationale behind his visit to Liberia.

Clara Doe Mvogo giving the key to the city of Monrovia to Nana Akufo-Addo

‘I have formed my government, and I am currently paying a visit to my peers in the sub-region to express to them my appreciation after my inauguration and discuss regional matters with them. I am today in Monrovia to meet with my Liberian counterpart, Mrs Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’, he stated.

Prior to meeting Mrs Johnson Sirleaf, Nana Akufo-Addo was first expected to receive the key to the city of Monrovia, as is customary at the Liberian capital City Hall for any Head of State visiting Liberia for the first time.

The key was presented to him by the Mayor of Monrovia, Clara Doe Mvogo, at the City Hall, where the 21st ECOWAS AFC meeting is currently holding.

With respect to the 21st AFC meeting, it will mainly feature presentations.

In this regard, delegates will consider, inter alia, the status of tasks assigned to Community Institutions, the financial situation of the regional organisation and the ECOWAS organogram.

They will equally discuss the new policy on issuance of ECOWAS Laissez-Passer, as well as Standard Operating Procedures for death and disability compensation to soldiers on peacekeeping duties.

Ms Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, Ghanaian Minister of Foreign Affairs

It is worth noting that the ECOWAS Commission President, Marcel de Souza, this morning briefly answered questions from AFC members on the internal functioning of the Commission.

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