Foreign Affairs Ministry pledges to strengthen bilateral relations in ECOWAS sub-region

Ambassador Mrs. Perpetua O. Dufu, the Coordinating Director, Multilateral and International Organisation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has affirmed the ministry’s commitment to strengthen bilateral relations to facilitate economic trade in the West African sub-region.

Ambassador Dufu observed that in the wake of the political instability in Niger, the “region is facing challenges and the Economic Community of West Africa State (ECOWAS) is under serious pressure.”

“Nonetheless, peace and security remains essential to facilitate trade and commerce in the sub-region”, she said, adding that “the ministry is working assiduously to integrate and boost economic trade among member countries”.

Ambassador Dufu said this when she called on the Bono Regional Minister, Madam Justina Owusu-Banahene, as part of a regional sensitisation workshop on ECOWAS protocols for state and non-state actors.

The ministry in collaboration with Media Response, a non-governmental organisation, working to promote regional integration organised the day’s workshop to sensitise the participants on benefits and activities of ECOWAS.

Similar workshops would be held at Techiman and Goaso, the capitals of the Bono East and Ahafo regions.

Madam Owusu Banahene said she was optimistic the workshop would expose and empower participants to identify and help tackle threats to peace and security in the region and beyond.


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