West African states economic leader meets Nigerian, North Korean leaders

The Economic Community Of West African States is a regional group of 16 countries.
The Economic Community Of West African States is a regional group of 16 countries. | Contributed photo
Economic Community of West African States President Allain de Souza recently reached out to Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama in a gesture of solidarity and renewed commitment to economic collaboration in Abuja, Nigeria.

Acknowledging Nigeria’s enormous potential for globalization in West Africa, de Souza consulted with ECOWAS Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERERA) Professor Honoré Bogler on the electricity infrastructure, debating how to optimize management of cross-border electricity interconnections in West Africa.

President de Souza’s entourage for the courtesy visit consisted of several senior management officials, including ECOWAS commissioner for finance Sasey Allieu; ECOWAS vice president Edward Singhatey; commissioner for general administration and conference Stephen Nartey, and ECOWAS cabinet director, Ambassador Abel Agbebleo.

Ambassador Bulus Lolo, who serves as permanent secretary for the Nigerian foreign affairs ministry, accompanied Minister Onyeama’s group.

De Souza also recently conferred with Jong Yong Chol, who serves as ambassador for North Korea to pinpoint areas of potential cooperation, further solidifying the two nations’ atmosphere of cordial relations during a previous visit by the North Korean delegation.

The Economic Community Of West African States , a regional group of 16 countries founded in 1975, is headquartered in Abuja.

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