Economic Community of West African States


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Economic Community of West African States

Also called ECOWAS. An organization founded to promote economic integration among 15 countries in West Africa. Institutionally, it is modeled on the European Union, with a Commission, Parliament, and Court of Justice. ECOWAS controls a development bank and works to reduce barriers between member nations. It was founded in 1975.
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African Union and the Economic Community of West African States and to find an acceptable agreement which conforms to the constitution," he said.
Leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) say there is a positive outlook of regional growth achieved during the first half of this year and urged member states to sustain their efforts of diversification, particularly by strengthening economic, budgetary and financial reforms.
The West African country is now in the process of restoring democracy with the help of the United Nations and African regional bodies, including the African Union and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) meets with Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Executive Secretary of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), at a two-day retreat hosted by Mr.
The African Union has backed a regional West African bloc intervention force of 3300 troops, which will be organized by the Economic Community of West African States, known as Ecowas.
The Economic Community of West African States agreed in July to plan for a military intervention in Mali which would include the deployment of 3,000 soldiers.
Bamako, May 20 (Xinhua-ANI): The National Committee for Redressment of Democracy and Restoration of the State (CNRDRE, junta) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on Saturday reached an agreement in principle on extending the mandate of interim president Dioncounda Traore, which expires on May 22.
The decision to impose visa restrictions follows and supports the decision of the Economic Community of West African States and the African Union to impose similar sanctions", added the statement.
Khartoum, May 28 (SUNA)-Sudan taking part in the celebrations marking the re-election incumbent Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan on May 29Sudan Ambassador to Nigeria, Awad Moursee , has said the Sudan delegation will be led by the Presidential Advisor, Al Sheikh Beesh and that it will draw director of the Department of African Affairs in the Foreign Ministry and Chairman of Protocols, along with Sudan ambassador to NigeriaThe delegation is expected to partake in the meetings of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a regional group of fifteen West African countriesAH/MABack
establishing the regional institutions of the European Union, the Central American Integration System, the Andean Community of Nations, the Caribbean Community, the Southern Common Market, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the Gulf Cooperation Council, the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, the African Union, the Economic Community of West African States, the Southern Africa Development Community, the Commonwealth of Independent States, and the Pacific Islands Forum.
Participants will mainly discuss the issue of border security, coordination of efforts against terrorism and cooperation with the African Union (AU) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
On April 22, Ban will head for Ouagadougou for talks with Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore, who helped broker the Ivory Coast peace deal and currently chairs the Economic Community of West African states.
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