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Jonathan hosts regional leaders in Abuja

15 December 2014, 07:05Augustine Osayande

Abuja - President Goodluck Jonathan is expected to host the 46th Ordinary Session of the Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Authority of Heads of State and Government in Abuja later today.

According to a statement by Reuben Abati, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, the meeting will deliberate on the current political and security situation in the sub-region.

Jonathan and other participating Heads of State and Government of the regional body will also receive a briefing on recent developments in Burkina Faso and review the report of the 33rd Meeting of the ECOWAS Mediation and Security Council, Abati said.

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Also on the agenda of the summit are the consideration and adoption of the 2014 annual report of the President of the ECOWAS Commission, the consideration and adoption of the report of the 73rdOrdinary Session of the ECOWAS Council of Ministers and the election of the Chairman of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government for next year.

Abati added that Jonathan, who is the current Chairman of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government, President John Mahama of Ghana, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, and the United Nations Secretary General’s Special Representative for West Africa, Mohammed Ibn Chambas will present statements to the one-day summit before it goes into a closed-door session.

- CAJ News


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