Côte d'Ivoire: President Ouattara leaves for ECOWAS summit in Accra

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The Ivorian president, Alassane Ouattara, was due in Accra Wednesday where he take part in the 45th ECOWAS ordinary summit of heads of State and government, to be held in the Ghanaian capital 10-11 July, official sources told PANA.

During the meeting, the ECOWAS heads of State and government will, among other issues, consider the proposal made by the ECOWAS ministers in charge of Interior to establish regional biometric identity card to improve the implementation of the protocol signed in 1978 on the free movement of citizens in the regional economic community.

The summit will also review the proposal on the cancellation of stay cards for nationals from the zone within the framework of the reform of the 1978 protocol.

The heads of State will discuss the Malian crisis, the mediation undertaken by Burkina Faso president, Blaise Compaoré, and his Nigerian counterpart, Goodluck Jonathan, and the situation in Guinea Bissau where the newly elected president, José Mario Vaz, has taken office after the recent general elections.

The ECOWAS Commission chairman, Désiré Kadré Ouédraogo, will present a report on the projects, activities and the epidemic disease of Ebola virus which broke out in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

The presidents of Cameroon, Mauritania and Chad were invited to take part in the summit.
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09 juillet 2014 18:44:12

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