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
“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
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