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ECOWAS swears in new Ambassadors

16 February 2015, 08:18 Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has accredited three new foreign ambassadors to the Commission.

The events in have been held in separate ceremonies at the regional body headquarters in Abuja.

According to the statement issued by the Directorate of Communications at ECOWAS headquarters, Ambassador Antonio Pedro Rodrigues da Silver of Portugal, Ambassador Carlos Trejo Sosa of Cuba and Ambassador Jovan Maric of Serbia were accredited by the Commission.

In his remark, President of the Commission Kadré Desire Ouédraogo thanked the Portuguese government for working with ECOWAS and the European Union to resolve the recent political crisis in Guinea Bissau.

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Trejo Sosa assured the ECOWAS chief of the Portuguese government’s continued support and commitment to the deepening of relations with ECOWAS.

Ouédraogo also congratulated Sosa and commended the key role played by the country in helping the region contain the Ebola epidemic.

He also thanked the Cuban government for supporting ongoing efforts to eradicate malaria in West Africa through a -tripartite agreement involving Venezuela, ECOWAS and Cuba for the construction of three biolarvicide factories in the region.

The ECOWAS leader expressed his appreciation for the value the Serbian government places on the ECOWAS vision of economic integration.

He assured the three envoys of ECOWAS’ willingness to improve cooperation with their governments.

- CAJ News

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