The 22nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) will be held by videoconference because of the Coronavirus Pandemic.
A statement issued on Tuesday noted that the global pandemic will be at the heart of the debates with the point of the situation within the community space at the time of the vaccination campaigns.
In addition, the leaders of the eight member countries, members of the Council of Ministers and heads of WAEMU institutions will discuss the state of the Union in 2020 with in particular the economic, monetary and financial situation as well as the state of implementation of high-level projects.
The work of this session, which will start at 10 a.m. GMT, on Thursday, March 25 will be chaired by the Ivorian head of state, Alassane Ouattara, also current president of the Conference of heads of state and government of the WAEMU.
This is the supreme body which defines the main orientations of the Union's policy and appoints the presidents as well as the members of the organs and institutions. The Conference of Heads of State and Government meets at least once a year.