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Seminar "Spain and ECOWAS: Common Challenges, Shared Opportunities" (day 1)

Don Felipe received the President of the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States, Omar Alieu Touray, who is in Spain on March 16 and 17, to attend the Seminar "Spain and ECOWAS: Common Challenges, Shared Opportunities”.Mr. Omar Alieu Touray attended the Palacio de La Zarzuela accompanied by the Secretary of State for Foreign and Global Affairs, Ángeles Moreno Bau;the ambassador of Spain accredited to ECOWAS, Juan Ignacio Sell Sanz;ECOWAS Commissioner for Human Development and Social Affairs, Fatou Sow Sarr;and the Director of Foreign Affairs of ECOWAS, Jérôme Boa.

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is a regional group of 15 countries, created in 1975. Its mission is to promote economic integration in "all areas of economic activity, especially industry, transport, telecommunications, energy, agriculture, natural resources, trade, monetary and financial affairs, social and cultural affairs...".The ECOWAS Commission and the ECOWAS Investment and Development Bank, often called The Fund, are its two main institutions designed to implement policies, engage in a number of programs and carry out development projects in the Member Countries.These projects include construction of roads between communities and telecommunications;the development of agriculture, energy and water resources.


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