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Apr 23, 2015, 10:46 AM
The ECOWAS commissioner for political affairs, peace and security, Salamatu Suleiman, has called on regional defence chiefs to redouble efforts at ensuring enduring peace and security in the region.
Speaking on behalf of the president of the ECOWAS Commission at the opening of an emergency meeting of the Committee of Chiefs of Defence Staff (CCDS) on
She cited the recent attack on a refugee camp in western
Commissioner Suleiman also updated the gathering on the situation in Guinea Bissau, where police units from
In considering the report of the Technical Assessment Team (TAM) that visited
Speaking in the same vein, the chairman of the CCDS and Cote d’Ivoire’s Chief of Defence Staff, General Soumaila Bakayoko, expressed satisfaction with the quality of work and professionalism of the technical assessment team led by Brigadier-General Mohammed Lai, Chief of Staff of the ECOWAS Standby Force (ESF).
He urged the
Declaring the meeting open,
Before the opening, the meeting being attended by armed forces chiefs, chiefs of police and gendarmeries of selected member states, as well as the special representative of the President of the ECOWAS Commission to Mali, Aboudou Cheaka Toure, observed a minute’s silence in memory of Ghana’s President John Evans Atta Mills, who passed away on Tuesday, 24th July 2012 at the age of 68.
The committee has held several meetings as part of the regional efforts for the resolution of the crises in