ECOWAS: ECOWAS issues pledge on African development

Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has pledged to cooperate with the rest of the world towards meeting the African Development Agenda.

ECOWAS Commission President Kadre Desire Ouedraogo gave the pledge at the 15th International Economic Forum on Africa, held in Berlin, Germany, recently.

The Forum examined critical issues of development, which included the African Development Agenda, climate change and agricultural development on the continent as well as the issue of whether regional development can yield demographic dividend for Africa.  

While in Germany, President Ouedraogo conferred with some eminent personalities, including the country’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, his Economic Cooperation and Development counterpart , Dr. Gerd Mϋller, as well as the Chief Executive Officer of the German-African Business Association, Mr. Christoph Kannengießer.

The Forum was organized by Germany in conjunction with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
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15 september 2015 10:17:33




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