ECCAS AND UNOCA ARE CONSULTING TO GIVE NEW SPIRAL TO THEIR PARTNERSHIPS IN STRATEGIC AREAS

October 15, 2020

The Special Representative of the UN Secretary General, Head of the UN Regional Office for Central Africa UNOCA, His Excellency François Louncény Fall, had a working session on September 21 at UNOCA headquarters in Libreville (Gabon) with the new President of the Commission of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), His Excellency Gilberto Da Piedade Verissimo. Their discussions focused on the political and security situation in Central Africa, particularly in the Central African Republic (CAR) and the Democratic Republic of Congo in its eastern region.

The two interlocutors also shared their points of view and their analyzes on the electoral context in the Central African Republic.

General photo of the two delegations

The leaders of two institutions met again on September 23 in the ECCAS conference room. Surrounded by their close associates, senior advisers and respective experts, they discussed issues of common interest as well as their priorities for the coming months.

This meeting also gave the new Commissioners of ECCAS the opportunity to discuss the five strategic axes which structure the vision of the subregional organization : – Environment and rural development; – Regional infrastructure and links; – Gender, human and social development; – Political cooperation, peace and security; – Economic and financial integration. UNOCA and ECCAS agreed on the need to continue thinking in order to strengthen the partnership in these respective areas.