The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Council of Ministers will hold its Ninetieth Ordinary Session in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau from July 6 to 7, 2023.

The ministers will consider the 2023 Interim Report on the State of the Community, the Financial Situation of the Community as well as the political and security situation in the Region, among others.

H.E. Dr. Omar Alieu Touray, the President of the ECOWAS Commission, highlighted in his statement during the opening ceremony, that the 2023 Interim Report on the State of the Community will provide a holistic assessment of the achievements, challenges, and opportunities of the Management as they work towards the realization of the regional integration agenda.

H.E Suzi Carla Barbosa, the Chair of the ECOWAS Council of Ministers and Senior Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation, and Communities of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, urged Council members to carefully analyze the Memoranda and Reports that will be presented at the meeting.

She noted that the items on the agenda are essentially aimed at promoting a more advanced, inclusive economic and trade integration conducive to human and social development from the African regional perspective. This she said will ensure peace and security, pluralistic democracy, good governance, and the rule of law for the welfare and prosperity of all the peoples and Member States of the Region.

The Ministers are meeting ahead of the 63rd Ordinary Session of the Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government, scheduled to hold July 9, 2023, in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau.