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ECOWAS’ll rid region of terrorism – Akufo-Addo

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Wednesday, 9th June 2021, in his capacity as Chair of the ECOWAS Authority paid a visit to Ouagadougou to sympathise with the President, Government and people of Burkina Faso, following last Saturday’s terrorist attack, which claimed the lives of 160 persons.

Nana Akufo-Addo said the fight against terrorism and violent extremism is a collective one and assured President Kabore and the people of Burkina Faso of the support of the countries of ECOWAS towards ridding the region of this menace.

With the next ECOWAS Summit scheduled to be held in Accra on 19th June, the ECOWAS Chair indicated that top of the agenda of the meeting of Heads of State will not only include reforms to the Organisation, but also a firm resolution by the Member States to implement a comprehensive plan of action to combat effectively the menace of terrorism.

President Akufo-Addo further stressed on the determination and commitment of Ghana to deepen and strengthen the ties of friendship and co-operation with Burkina Faso, in areas such as infrastructural development, railways development, and agriculture, for the mutual benefit of their respective peoples.

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