President Akufo-Addo has been elected as the new Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) at the ongoing 57th ECOWAS Summit.

The Summit is being held in Niamey, capital of Niger.

The meeting of the Heads of State is discussing the COVID-19 situation in West Africa, the ECOWAS Single Currency Programme, and the political impasse in Mali.

Additionally, they will consider reports from the 44th Ordinary Session of the Mediation and Security Council at the Ministerial Level, and the 84th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Council of Ministers, which preceded the Summit.

President Akufo-Addo was accompanied to the Summit by Minister of Foreign Affairs Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, Minister of Finance Ken Ofori-Atta, Governor of the Bank of Ghana Dr Ernest Addison, and officials of the Presidency and the Foreign Ministry.

The President will return to Ghana today, 7th September 2020.