President Akufo-Addo to open Extraordinary ECOWAS Summit on Mali's political crisis this morning

Accra, May 30, GNA - President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Chair of the Authority of Heads of State and Government, will this morning, host 10 Heads of States and Government in Accra, in an Extraordinary Meeting of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government on Mali's political crisis.

The meeting is intended to take consequential decisions on the recent happenings in Mali, to bring normalcy and stability to the West African nation.

It is also in line with the ECOWAS protocol on democracy and good governance, to restore normalcy following the arrest and detention of Transitional President Bah NDaw and Prime Minister Moctar Ouane early this week.

Colonel Assimi Goita, Vice-President of the transitional administration, led a coup and detained the Transitional President and Prime Minister at the Kati Military Base, outside of the national capital, Bamako.

The 10 Heads of State and Government who had confirmed their participation include Nigeria, Togo, Cote d'Ivoire, Liberia, Senegal and Benin.

The ECOWAS Special Mediator on Mali's political crisis, and former Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, will also brief the meeting on his recent visit to Mali.