The Extraordinary Summit of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has opened in the Togolese Capital Lome, with a recognition and commendation of Liberian President George Manneh Weah.
President Weah’s attendance at the extraordinary summit is his first appearance as President of Liberia. According to a dispatch from Lome, Togolese President Chairman of ECOWAS Faure Gnassingbe commended President Weah in his opening address at the Summit on his historic election as Liberia’s 24th President to a rousing applause.
He assured Mr. Weah and the people of Liberia that ECOWAS will remain engaged with Liberia during the tenure of President Weah.The ECOWAS Chairman said the Regional Body is assured of the commitment of President Weah to the principles of ECOWAS and looks forward to his involvement.
The leaders of ECOWAS are now in closed door discussions on the security and political crisis in Guinea Bissau, which is the major focus of the one-day high-level meeting.
More than 10 Heads of State and High-ranking Government Officials are in Lome, Togo attending the Extraordinary ECOWAS Summit.Meanwhile, President George Manneh Weah and entourage are expected to participate in the Extraordinary Summit of ECOWAS.--Press release