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Germany leader Guack to visit ECOWAS

08 February 2016, 22:05

Abuja - The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has confirmed the official visit of Germany President, Joachim Gauck, to the commission.

He will visit the ECOWAS base in Abuja on Wednesday.

According to ECOWAS, the visit is expected to boost cooperation between the sub region and Germany.

Gauck is scheduled to meet the President of the ECOWAS Commission Kadre Desire Ouedraogo.

He is expected to make his grand statement bordering on advancing Germany- ECOWAS collaboration on the promotion of regional integration through strategic management and technical advice.

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Meanwhile, the German Mission in Nigeria said the main aim of Gauck’s visit wasto pay tribute to the good relations between ECOWAS and Germany.

“It is important to the President to promote even closer friendship between ECOWAS and Germany,” the mission said on Monday.

A high-ranking German business delegation is also on Gauck’s larger delegation.

Germany has been supporting the ECOWAS Commission through the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and Frederich Ebert Stiftung since 2006 to enable it execute its core mandate, which is facilitating economic and political integration.

The European country has also supported the regional body in the areas of organisational development, peace and conflict prevention, electoral assistance and trade harmonisation.

Gauck’s partner, Daniela Schadt, senior officials and diplomats will accompany the visiting president.





- CAJ News


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