AU Commends ECOWAS, UN Missions On Appointment Of New Burkina Faso HeadAfrican News, Latest News Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
Leader of the African Union Commission, Dlamini Zuma, has commended ECOWAS Chairman and Ghanian President, John Dramani-Mahama and Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on their sterling roles in restoring peace and constitutional order in Burkina Faso.
The commendation was made in a statement released Tuesday, from the Commission’s Information and Communication Directorate in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopia capital.
The remarks was at the instance of appointment of a former Burkina Faso envoy to the United Nations (UN) and Foreign Minister, Michel Kafando, as the head of Transitional government, expected to hand over to another democratically elected government, after the election slated for November 2015.
The AU Commission Chairperson hailed the contribution of the joint AU; ECOWAS and UN missions, comprising the AU Special Envoy, the President of the ECOWAS Commission, Kadre Desire Ouedraogo, and the UN Special Representative for West Africa, Mohamed Ibn Chambas.
She emphasized that the country has recorded a milestone success with the appointment of kafando as the head of transitional government.
It would be recalled President Jonathan, Ghanaian President Mahama and other African leaders visited Bukina Faso about a fortnight ago to discuss the way forward on its political future.
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