ECOWAS Council of Ministers meet in Abidjan

Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The 69th ordinary session of the ECOWAS Council of Ministers opened Friday in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire to consider issues relating to the smooth running of the organisation and make recommendations to the Heads of State and Government.

During the three-day meeting, the Ministers will consider the Final Report on the review of the 2013 draft budget of the organisation and the 2012 Interim Reports of the President of the Commission and the Financial Controller.

The Council will also deliberate on the two-year extension of the 2008-2012 Regional Action Plan on the Prevention of Drug Abuse, Illicit Drug Trafficking and Organised Crime in West Africa.

The Council of Ministers, which is composed of Ministers of Finance and Ministers of Integration of ECOWAS member states, is chaired by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Cote d’Ivoire, whose country is the current chair of the 15-member bloc.

It is responsible for ensuring the smooth functioning and development of the Community, and make recommendations to the Heads of State and Government.
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