Liberian President urges ECOWAS to ‘redouble efforts to fight insecurity’

EYEAFRICA TV: Monrovia, LIBERIA:-Liberian President, George Weah has urged West African leaders to redouble their efforts in tackling the threats posed by insecurity in the subregion.

The Liberian leader made the remarks on Saturday at the 58th ECOWAS Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government via videoconference.

President Weah called on the leaders of the regional bloc to remain resolved in combating the deadly coronavirus pandemic, and the scourges of violent extremism and terrorism as well as human trafficking.

According to him, many West African citizens “have died from these vices which have also disrupted the economies and livelihoods of people in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) region.”

He pledged Liberia’s unwavering support in playing her role to promote peace and security in the region.

President Weah also commended the Chairman of the Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government, H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for his steadfast and proactive leadership being exhibited to resolve the crises in the region including Mali, The Gambia and Guinea Bissau.

“The democratic credentials of our region have been further consolidated by the holding of peaceful and democratic elections,” he said, while congratulating recent victors in the region including Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo (Ghana), Alassane Ouattara (Cote d’Ivoire) Prof. Alpha Conde (Guinea) and Roch Marc Christain Kabore (Burkina Faso).

This year’s ordinary session was chaired by Ghana’s president and was also addressed by ECOWAS Commission’s President, Jean-Claude Brou, H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of African Union and Dr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Special Representative of UN Secretary-General for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS).

 

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