12 NEW ENVOYS ACCREDITED TO ECOWAS Twelve Ambassadors and representatives of International Organizations have
presented their credentials to the President of the ECOWAS Commission, His
Excellency Kadré Desire Ouédraogo.
The envoys, who presented their letters at a short ceremony on 12th December
2013 included Mr. James F. Entwistle of the United States of America, Mr. Jong
Yong Choi of the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea, Mr. Stephan Schönemann
of the Kingdom of Denmark, Dr. Maris Zsolt from Hungary, and Mr Uriel Palti from
Others were Mr. Alekos Ikonomopoulos of Greece, Mr. Thomas B. Amolo of Kenya,
Mr. Pavel Mikes from the Czech Republic, Mr. Perry J. Alderwood from Canada, and
Mr. Johanes Cornelis Maria Groffen of the Netherlands.
The Representative of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Mrs. Jean
Patricia Gough, the Head of the Delegation of the European Union, Mr. Michel
Arrion, and the Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Augustine Kasujja, also presented their
credentials to the ECOWAS chief.
President Ouédraogo congratulated the envoys and assured them of his and the
Commission’s support towards their successful tours of duty.
He praised the excellent relations between ECOWAS and their respective countries
and organizations, and called for new initiatives to improve cooperation in
facilitating the economic integration of the region.
He reminded them of the priority areas of his management team, including
consolidation of democracy, stability, peace and security in the region, as well
as its economic development.
Others are strengthening the fight against terrorism, drug trafficking,
organized crimes and drug use.
In their remarks, the envoys reiterated their commitment to work towards
strengthening cooperation between their countries/organizations and ECOWAS,
especially in its peace, regional integration and economic development efforts.