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ECOWAS seeks U.S. assistance on security, political stability

By Oludare Richards, Abuja
13 November 2018   |   3:05 am
The President of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission, Jean-Claude Kassi-Brou, has called for increased cooperation with the United States to ensure political stability, peace, security and economic development in the sub-region. He made the call while receiving the Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Tibor Nagy, and the U.S. Ambassador…

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The President of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission, Jean-Claude Kassi-Brou, has called for increased cooperation with the United States to ensure political stability, peace, security and economic development in the sub-region.

He made the call while receiving the Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Tibor Nagy, and the U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, in Abuja.

Stressing the need for the American giant to sustain its global influence, Kassi-Brou briefed the delegation about ECOWAS’ interventions in the political affairs of member states, listing the peaceful transition of power in The Gambia and other initiatives for peace and security in nations like Mali, Guinea Bissau, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

On the commission’s political engagement in Togo, he noted that the body was ensuring that the country reviews its constitution in line with regional standards that dictate two terms for presidents.