ECOWAS parliament supports US-led attacks on Afghanistan

Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The ECOWAS Parliament has expressed support for the US-led reprisal attacks on Afghanistan over the 11 September terrorist attacks on the US, in which more than 5,000 people from 70 countries were killed.
Rounding off its session for 2001 in Abuja Friday, the parliament adopted a motion condemning the terrorist attacks without reservation, and called on parliaments in the world to form a coalition against all forms of terrorism.
It also expressed support for efforts by the US government to identify and apprehend the people behind the bombings.
The speaker said the ECOWAS Parliament was committed to the enthronement of peace and order around the world.
The parliamentarians also frowned at the incidents of child soldiers in the sub-region and resolved to conduct a profound study on the development and thereafter make recommendations to the summit of Heads of States and Government on how to stem its spread.
The parliament specifically commended representatives of countries in the Mano River region for gracing sessions of the parliament.
The speaker said their efforts were a manifestation of their commitment to peace in the area.
Decisions reached during the session include recommendations for the review of protocols on the establishment of the parliament to permit the appointment of the Executive Secretary to head the administration of the parliament.
The Executive Secretary, the recommendation proposed, should be appointed by the speaker of the parliament in consultation with the Parliament Bureau.
The session also considered the budget of the parliament for the fiscal 2002.

13 october 2001 18:33:00

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