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Ghanaian President Akufo-Addo and current Chairman of ECOWAS expected Sunday in Bamako

Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and current chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) heads of state and government, is expected to arrive here Sunday, official sources told PANA.

The Ghanaian president will be received on arrival by the President of the Transition, Malian Head of State, Bah N'Daw.

The two personalities will meet later at the presidential palace of Koulouba in Bamako.

In the early afternoon, he will meet with the Vice -President of the Transition, Colonel Assimi Goita, head of the military junta that seized power on August 18, and the prime minister of the Transition, Moctar Ouane.

The Ghanaian president will grant a series of audiences to the diplomatic corps accredited to Mali and the Ghanaian community living in Mali.

He will hold a press briefing in the late afternoon before flying back home.

On Saturday, the former Nigerian president and mediator in the Malian crisis, Goodluck Jonathan, arrived in Bamako in connection with the visit of the current chairman of ECOWAS.

This visit of the Ghanaian president is mainly aimed at supporting the transitional government which will have to carry out political reforms, continue the fight against insecurity in the country and put in place a government that will ensure the return of Mali to normal constitutional life.

It would be recalled that earlier this week, ECOWAS lifted the sanctions imposed on Mali since the coup d'état of 18 August.

The military junta has complied with the recommendations related to the clarification of the Transition Charter, the establishment of a civilian president, prime minister and government, and the release of personalities detained by the junta after the 18 August coup d'état.


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