ECOWAS: ECOWAS accredits five Ambassadors

Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The ECOWAS Commission on Thursday accredited five Ambassadors to the sub-regional group, with Commission President using the occasion to pledge greater cooperation with the diplomatic Missions accredited to the Commission towards the entrenchment of peace, security, stability and economic advancement of the region.

President Kadre Desire Ouedraogo gave the pledge while receiving letters of accreditation from the Ambassadors at the Commission headquarters in Abuja.

The Ambassadors were Harry Purwanto (Indonesia), Noh Kyu-duk (Republic of Korea), Denys Gauer (France), Baboucar Sambe (Senegal) as well as the Head of Delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Mr. Karl Anton Mattli.

Conferring separately with the envoys, Ouedraogo expressed the readiness of the staff of ECOWAS Directorates and institutions “to cooperate with you in order for your mission to be accomplished”.

He expressing the gratitude of the Commission to the countries for their support and for having a set of shared values with ECOWAS, saying the sub-regional body is also willing to share experiences with the respective countries.

“First of all, our goal is to unite our various people and to make sure that we have in place a regional infrastructure that is working. Already we have abolished visas in the region, now we are proposing an ECOWAS Identity Card which would replace all travel documents while everyone is ready and together we can pursue our common goals,” PANA quoted Ouedraogo as saying.
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02 july 2015 17:45:14




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