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ECOWAS begins 32nd AFC meeting in Abuja

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ECOWAS begins 32nd AFC meeting in Abuja

ECONOMIC Community of West African States, (ECOWAS), has announced that it is focusing on four strategic objectives for the next four years to ensure better integration among member states and realise its Vision 2050.

  The President of ECOWAS Commission, Dr. Omar Touray, disclosed this at the opening ceremony of the 32nd meeting of the Administration and Finance Committee, (AFC), of  the commission at Abuja.

  The meeting was expected to among other things, present and consider the 2023 to 2025 medium term expenditure framework and budget of ECOWAS institutions.

  Speaking at the event , President Touray, said the strategic objectives of the commission included enhanced peace and security through the implementation of its action plan against terrorism, deeper regional integration by reducing tariff and non-tariff barriers, ensuring good governance by completing democratic transition in Bukina-Faso, Mali and Guinea and ensuring inclusive and sustainable development by investing in food security, and reserve the ECOWAS Rice Offensive Action Plan 2020 to 2025.

  He counted enablers that will facilitate the realisation of the strategic objectives to include capable institutions and equitable partnerships.

  Declaring the meeting open, Mrs. Cristina Da Silva, urged members of AFC, to make constructive and concrete contributions that will ensure efficient use of community’s funds and resources.

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