Senegal: Seneglese Ibrahima Fall appointed ECOWAS Special Envoy in Burkina Faso

Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The chairman of the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Kadré Désiré Ouédraogo, has appointed Ibrahima Fall of Senegal as Special Envoy in Burkina Faso, with the mission to "facilitate dialogue between various stakeholders", in accordance with the recommendations from the extraordinary summit of Heads of State and Government, held in Accra recently.

The summit also set up a contact group chaired by Senegalese President Macky Sall, and supported by the ECOWAS Authority chairman, Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama to facilitate the transitional process in Burkina Faso.

In a communiqué issued Wednesday, the ECOWAS Commission said that Mr Fall "has broad experience in the domain of mediation in political conflicts in Africa, particularly in his capacity as Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in the Great Lakes Region, and Special Envoy of the African Union Commission Chairperson for Guinea".

At the international level, Fall carried out duties of Deputy Secretary-General for Human Rights and UN Deputy Secretary-General for Political Affairs.

At national level he was a Law professor and Dean of the Faculty of Law and Economics at Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar, before he was appointed Senegalese foreign affairs minister.

In February 2012 Fall was among unsuccessful presidential candidates in a bid to succeed former Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade.

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12 novembre 2014 18:15:31

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