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L-R Min. Kamara Speaker Nuquay President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Amb. Conteh Amb. Ajisomo


ECOWAS Parliament Convenes Joint Delocalized Meeting In Monrovia

MONROVIA, April 11 (LINA) - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has opened the Joint Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament Delocalized Meeting of the Joint Committee on Health and Social Services, Trade, Commerce and Free Movement.

She urged ECOWAS parliamentarians of to do more in tackling the proliferation of harmful drugs, which have the propensity to threaten the well-being of citizens in the region.

According to an Executive Mansion release, President Sirleaf made the call Monday when she delivered the opening speech at a five-day Delocalized Meeting of ECOWAS parliamentarians convening in the Liberian capital, Monrovia.

The meeting will discuss the issues of Health & Social Services, Trade, Customs, and Free Movement of citizens of its Member States under the theme: “ECOWAS Policy on Combating Counterfeit Medical Products and Expired Drugs: Role of Parliament in the Implementation and Monitoring of the Policy.”

The current Chairperson of the Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and

Government welcomed the parliamentarians to Liberia and commended delegates for choosing Liberia as venue for the meeting.

President Sirleaf recalled the 4-Pillar Priority Agenda set out in her acceptance speech last June, including the Consolidation of Peace, Security and Good Governance; Improvement of Economic and Financial Stability in the Community; Conclusion of all Community Legal Texts, including Trade Agreements and Ratification and Domestication of Protocols; as well as Transformation of “Vision 2020” with emphasis on institutional reforms in the Community.

President Sirleaf said in order to counter the illicit drug trade all countries need to do more in curtailing the menace.

She then assured members of the ECOWAS Parliament of Member States’ support and cooperation in the region.

Also making remarks was the Speaker of the Liberian Parliament, J. Emmanuel Nuquay, who welcomed colleagues from ECOWAS Member States at the Monrovia gathering, noting the issue of the proliferations of finished and unfinished drug products on the markets in the West African Region was becoming alarming.

Earlier, the Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Moustapha Cisse Lo, praised President Sirleaf and her government for the warm reception and great hospitality accorded him and his delegation since their arrival in Liberia.

Speaker Cisse Lo also lauded President Sirleaf for her visit to ECOWAS headquarters and parliament in Abuja in an effort to acquaint herself with activities of the institutions.

Lo acknowledged the extraordinary leadership role the Liberian leader played in resolving political crisis in The Gambia that brought peace and stability in the West African nations.

The opening ceremony was attended by Liberia’s representatives to the ECOWAS parliament, including George M. Weah, Edwin M. Snowe, Jefferson Karmoh, and Haja Fata Siryon.

Also in attendance were Foreign Minister Marjon Kamara, Commerce Minister Axel Addy, Ambassador Tunde O. Ajisomo of ECOWAS, and the diplomatic and consular corps, among others.



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