Tuesday, January 12, 2021

ECOWAS mediator, Goodluck Jonathan arrives Bamako, Mali

The mediator of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) for Mali, former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, as the head of a high-level delegation, arrived in Bamako on Monday afternoon, official sources told PANA. 

The two-day visit is a follow-up on the Conference of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government on Mali held in the Nigerien capital, Niamey, months ago. 

According to the programme of the visit, the delegation will hold talks with the Malian transitional authorities, as well as with politicians and civil society before meeting with the press. 

Jonathan will meet with Malian Prime Minister Moctar Ouane. 

The ECOWAS mission is also expected to deal with other thorny issues of the life of the nation with the transitional authorities, particularly the holding of the future general elections, institutional and constitutional reforms. 

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