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Regional Security: President Jonathan Meets ECOWAS Leaders In Abuja Monday

Source: thewillnigeria.com
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BEVERLY HILLS, December 14, (THEWILL) – President Goodluck Jonathan will Monday in Abuja host the 46th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government which will, among other things, deliberate on the current political and security situation in the sub-region.

President Jonathan and other participating Heads of State and Government of the regional body will also receive a briefing on recent developments in Burkina Faso and review the report of the 33rd Meeting of the ECOWAS Mediation and Security Council.

A statement issued Sunday by the presidential spokesman, Dr. Reuben Abati, said the consideration and adoption of the 2014 annual report of the President of the ECOWAS Commission, the consideration and adoption of the report of the 73rd Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Council of Ministers and the election of the Chairman of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government for next year, will also be on the agenda..

The statement added that President Jonathan, the current Chairman of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government, President John Mahama of Ghana, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma and the United Nations Secretary General's Special Representative for West Africa, Mr. Mohammed Ibn Chambas, will present statements to the one-day summit before it goes into a closed-door session.

It noted that some of the participating Heads of State and Government have already arrived Abuja ahead of Monday's opening of the summit .

The statement said a communiqué on the summit's decisions is expected at the conclusion of their deliberations .