The President of the Economic Community of Central African States (CEEAC) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Marcel Alain de Souza, is working to organise a joint summit of Heads of State and Governments from the two organisations on the fight against the Boko Haram
During the workshop, both parties spoke about speeding up the execution of pending joint projects, and in particular the organisation of the meeting of senior officials and a round table of financial partners, according to a communique published on its web page.
They agreed on the meed for the two institutions to formalise cooperation through the signing of a memorandum of understanding, with priority issues being peace, security, economic and trade integration, and free movement, agriculture and youth employment.
The workshop was organised by the ECOWAS commission and the General Secretary of CEEAC, with support from the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) and the Regional Office of the United Nations for Central Africa (UNOCA).
Furthermore, the workshop was directed at strengthening cooperation in areas such as operationalisation, the prevention of conflicts at a subregional level, mediation and preventive diplomacy, the fight against threats to security including extremist violence, and insecurity in the Gulf of Guinea, among other matters covered.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea