Extraordinary Session Of ECOWAS Heads Of State And Government Due In Accra

Heads of State and Governments of the West African sub-region are expected to attend a one-day Extraordinary Session this Friday, 30th May, in Accra, to be chaired by President John Dramani Mahama, in his capacity as the current Chair of the ECOWAS Heads of State and Government.

The one-day summit is the first to be hosted by President Mahama since his election in February this year as Chair of ECOWAS. The discussions are expected to focus on issues of mutual and urgent concern, including the security situations in northern Mali and parts of Nigeria.

President Mahama is scheduled to open the Session with a welcome address, to be followed by a statement from President of the ECOWAS Commission, Mr. Kadré Désiré Ouedraogo.

The leaders will then enter into closed-door deliberations and a Final Communiqué is expected at the end of the one-day meeting.