Arriving in Ethiopia to attend the 28th Ordinary Session of the General Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union, the Secretary General of the Economic Community of Central African States (Ceeac), Ahmad Allam – Mi and the president of the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Marcel de Souza met to harmonize their agenda for the first half of 2017.
The two delegations agreed to install the new management team of the Interregional Coordination Center (ICC) on 22 February 2017 for the implementation of a regional strategy for maritime safety and security in Central Africa, Yaounde, Cameroon.
To ensure the normal functioning of the institution, a sum of 930 million FCFA was retained for the first six months. The finance and accounting departments of ECOWAS and Ceeac will be used to confirm the allocation key and transfer funds to an ICC account.
Finally, Marcel de Souza and Allam-Mi reaffirmed their determination to translate into practice the Cooperation Agreement between their respective institutions. The sharing of experience on peace and security issues, the implementation of the Continental Free Trade Area and cooperation with the United Nations regional offices for Central Africa (Unoca) and West Africa (Unowa), are all areas of cooperation to be activated during the year 2017, so that the cooperation relations between Ceeac and ECOWAS take shape.