OrderPaperToday – The President of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission, Mr. Jean Claude Kassi Brou, has commended the Speaker of the 5th Legislature of ECOWAS Parliament, Mr. Sidie Mohamed Tunis, for milestones achievements.
He also pledged the Commission’s total support to the parliament whilst delivering his speech to the regional parliament’s 2nd extraordinary session of 2020 held via video-conference.
The President of ECOWAS Commission said: “It is together, strong and united that we will win, that we will triumph over the evils which overwhelm us to turn resolutely towards the objectives of regional integration. In this regard, I would like to assure you that the Commission and all the other ECOWAS institutions stand ready to work together with you for the achievement of all the objectives of our organization.”
In addition, the ECOWAS Commission President stated that for ECOWAS parliament to be able to play its role, it must work in “coordination and synergy, revitalize and re-establish our framework for exchanges between Parliament’s standing committees and Departments of the ECOWAS Commission; contribute in a concrete and effective manner to the development and implementation of community programs which have an impact on our populations; strengthen institutional dialogue and communication; cooperate in a judicious manner to make the ECOWAS area a space of peace, security and development; put to good use the input, utility and support of Parliament for the visibility of ECOWAS in member states.”
On his part, the Speaker of ECOWAS Parliament expressed gratitude to the Commission for their team work in ensuring the parliament succeeded, saying, “on behalf of parliament, we appreciate the team of competent commissioners and technocrats, for the collaboration between our two important institutions.
“Over the years since the inception of the Parliament, our collaboration with the Commission had grown wider; covering virtually all areas associated with the integration process. Ours is a symbiotic relationship, in which we as politicians are expected to promote the ideals of the Community at the level of Member States, while the Commission, with its team of competent technocrats, is to ensure total implementation of programmes and policies. We are determined to reap maximal benefits out of this relationship and we expect it to yield adequate rewards for the promotion of the vision of our founding fathers.”