Taking advantage of his stay in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) to attend the African Union (AU) Summit, the presidents of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) participated in an extraordinary meeting to find new mechanisms to allow the normalization of the situation of peace and security in this country.
The President of the Republic of Chad, Idriss Deby Itno, in his capacity as Chairman of the ECCAS, directed this meeting on Saturday, January 31, at the embassy of his country in Addis Ababa, the city in which the African leaders are meeting to participate in the 24th Ordinary Summit of the AU.
The meeting was attended by his counterparts in Equatorial Guinea, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo; Gabon, H.E. Ali Bongo Ondimba, and Congo Brazzaville, H.E. Denis Sassou, countries that are members of the ECCAS.
Two points were on the agenda of the extraordinary meeting: first, the threat of the Islamist group Boko Haram in the region, and secondly, the political and social instability in the Central African Republic. They analyzed the search for new strategies to lead to stability and peace in this country.
In a meeting with the press, the President of ECCAS expressed the importance of this meeting and also announced that a similar meeting will be held in Chad in February.
Text: Maria Jesus Nsang
Photos: Manuel Mangue
(Presidential Press Team)
Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office