ECOWAS


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ECOWAS

(ɛˈkəʊəs)
n acronym for
(Placename) Economic Community of West African States; an economic association established in 1975 whose members are Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo. Mauritania joined but withdrew in 2002
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Sanwo-Olu gave the commendation in a message he sent to a sensitisation workshop on the ECOWAS Trade Liberalisation Scheme (ETLS) in Ikeja on Wednesday.
The meeting was an opportunity for Morocco and Nigeria to present their gas pipeline project and to examine methods of cooperation between ECOWAS, NPPC, and ONHYM.
The programme, being spearheaded by the ECOWAS Secretariat in partnership with the International Organisation on Migration (IOM), seeks to educate stakeholders in the migration chain on ECOWAS protocols.
The Chairman of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government and the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari in his welcome address highlighted the commitment of the West African leaders to consolidating the integration of the Region.
a few minutes ago that Liberia is at disadvantage in the UN Volunteering and maybe ECOWAS Volunteering,' Mr.
EBID, also known as the ECOWAS Bank, comprises two financing windows fo- cusing on public and private sector financ- ing.
The latter is on a visit to Tunisia November 19-22 accompanied by an important delegation including notably the president and vice-president of the ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID) and its director of international relations.
The visit took place as part of his tour of the ECOWAS institutions assuming his duties as the new President of the ECOWAS Commission on 4 June 2016.
The work includes a technical and economic analysis of the extension of the pipeline conditions; market assessments will be made of possible Ecowas countries to consider where network extension can be substantiated and estimates of the required investments will be made to quantify costs and benefits.
ECOWAS, along with other stakeholders, have had to come in to assist these countries.
A country straddling the Maghreb and West Africa, Mauritania signed the treaty establishing the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) on 17 February, 1989 , and is a founding member of ECOWAS from which it withdrew in 2000.
The CET will ensure that goods from Member States will be duty free, thus making goods from ECOWAS countries cheaper.