"Exploring ECOWAS 4x4 Strategy for Regional Peace and Sustainable Development :H.E. Omar Alieu TOURAY's Briefing to African Diplomatic Corps on 09 05 2023"
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) held a briefing on its recent activities to the African Diplomatic Corps on May 9, 2023. The briefing was led by H.E. Omar Alieu Touray, President of the ECOWAS Commission, and H.E. Abbas Ibrahima Salaheddine, High Commissioner of the Republic of Cameroon and Dean of the African Diplomatic Corps.
During the briefing, President Touray presented the ECOWAS 4x4 strategy. The strategy is composed of four objectives: enhanced regional peace and security, deeper regional integration, good governance, and inclusive and sustainable development. Furthermore, two enablers have been presented: capable institutions and equitable partnerships.
President Touray explained that the strategy is an important part of ECOWAS’s efforts to ensure regional peace and security, deepen regional integration, and promote good governance and inclusive and sustainable development in West Africa. He highlighted the progress that has been made in the implementation of the strategy and the challenges that remain.
The African Diplomatic Corps commended the new ECOWAS Management for the initiative, which marks the first of its kind in the history of the ECOWAS-African Diplomat relationship.
It is the hope of ECOWAS that the 4x4 strategy will bring about a more secure, prosperous, and integrated West Africa. The Commission is committed to working with the African Diplomatic Corps to ensure that these objectives are met and the region is a safe and prosperous place for all.
Finally, the Commission aims to institutionalize the briefing with a view to strengthen the relationship with the African Diplomatic Corps and to bridge the gap in the flow of communication between the two parties.