Gambia seeks Eyadema's support for ECOWAS job

Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Togolese President Gnassingbe Eyadema has received an envoy of his Gambian counterpart Yaya Jammeh, seeking his support for Gambia's candidate for the post of Executive Secretary of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
The post will be vacant next year, when the tenure of the incumbent, Lansana Kouyate, expires.
Kouyate, a Guinean, has announced his intention to vie for the post of OAU Secretary General, currently occupied by Tanzania's Salim Ahmed Salim.
Banjul's envoy and Gambian Secretary of State for Trade, Industry and Development, Muna Sillah, met Eyadema Wednesday in Lome.
He said Jammeh is seeking Eyadema's support because he "plays a crucial role in the sub-region," as one of the founding fathers of ECOWAS.

07 june 2001 16:33:00

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