ECOWAS Chief, UN Official discuss security in West Africa

Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The President of the ECOWAS Commission, Kadré Désiré Ouédraogo, and the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General in West Africa, Ambassador Said Djinnit, met here Monday to review cooperation between their institutions, especially the implementation of the UN Resolution 2085 on Mali.

In a press statement, received by PANA Wednesday, the ECOWAS Commission said the meeting also covered talks on drug trafficking and organized crime, piracy and insecurity in the Gulf of Guinea, security sector reforms in Guinea Bissau, counter-terrorism, and regional cooperation.

On Mali, the officials emphasized the need to accelerate the implementation of Resolution 2085 and the intensification of consultations among partners, including on the margins of the forth-coming high-level meetings of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Ambassador Djinnit, who led a four-member delegation, commended ECOWAS for its excellent work which is bearing positive impacts on Africa and beyond, in spite of its many challenges, including limited resources.
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16 january 2013 10:27:02

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