Lome: Ecowas summit talks single currency

APA - Lomé (Togo)

The 53rd ordinary summit of heads of state of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) opened in the Togolese capital Lome on Tuesday, with an itinerary that included reviewing several reports focusing on a proposed single currency.

The summit will also look into the political situations in Togo and Guinea-Bissau.

The presidential election held in Mali on Sunday is also on the agenda of the summit which was opened by the Togolese President, Faure Gnassingbé, in his capacity as the current chair of ECOWAS.

Addressing his peers, the Togolese leader welcomed the progress made by the regional bloc before welcoming the new Sierra Leonean president, Julius Maada Bio.

During the opening ceremony, the chairman of the ECOWAS Commission, Jean-Claude Brou and five new members of the institution’s Court of Justice took their oaths of office.


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