ECOWAS established observation zone in Cotonou

Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has signed a headquarters agreement with Benin to establish an observation zone in Cotonou whose role would be to signal the potential of conflicts in Benin, Nigeria and Togo.
Benin's foreign minister Antoine Idji Kolawale and the ECOWAS executive secretary Lansana Kouyate signed the headquarters agreement establishing the fourth ECOWAS observation zone on Monday in Cotonou.
ECOWAS has embarked on the creation of such zone under its conflict prevention, management and resolution mechanism in the sub-region.
The mission of the four observation zones to be located in Banjul, Monrovia, Ouagadougou and Cotonou would be to collect data on potential disputes for transmission to the central ECOWAS observatory in Abuja, Nigeria.
The first headquarters agreement was signed with Burkina Faso.

24 april 2001 19:29:00

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