ECOWAS Leaders Commend President Weah At The Extraordinary Summit

Liberian leader in Lome, Togo at the Extraordinary Summit of the Economic Community of West African States, (ECOWAS) with his Togolese Counter, ECOWAS Chairman, and the President of Togo Faure Gnassingbe (Photo credit: Face Book)

Lome, Togo – 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 the Liberian President George Manneh Weah.

President Weah’s attendance at this Extraordinary Summit is his first appearance as President of Liberia.

Liberian leader at the Extraordinary Summit of ECOWAS in Lome, Togo (Photo credit: Face Book)

According to a dispatch from Lome, ECOWAS Chairman, Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe in his opening address of the Summit commended President Weah on his historic elections as Liberia’s 24th President to a rousing applause.

He assured the Liberian Leader 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 was assured of the commitment of the Liberian leader to the Principles of ECOWAS and look 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 ten 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.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.