Buhari holds bilateral talks with African leaders as ECOWAS commences 56th Session

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday, December 21, 2019 held bilateral talks with some leaders of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Abuja.

Buhari holds bilateral talks with African leaders as ECOWAS commences 56th Session (twitter/BashirAhmaad)

Among the West African leaders expected to meet with Buhari are President Alassane Quattara of Cote d’Ivoire, Patrick Talon of Benin Republic, Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone, George Weah of Liberia and Rock Marc Kabore of Burkina Faso.

The 56th session of the ECOWAS is expected to consider, among other sub-regional and continental issues, the recommendations on the proposed single currency regime for the sub-region.

NAN reports that ECOWAS leaders had agreed on a single currency for the sub-region 30 years back, to boost cross-border trade and economic development.

They had formally agreed to name the common currency “Eco”.

The member states of ECOWAS are Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.

The outcomes of the meetings were still being expected as at the time of filling this report.

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