ECCAS: 3rd Meeting of the Committee of Ambassadors on the examination of candidate files for the preselection of the Vice-President and Commissioners

July 13, 2020

Libreville (Gabonese Rep.), June 29, 2020. The 3rd meeting of the Committee of Ambassadors was held face-to-face at the headquarters of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) and by videoconference for non-resident ambassadors in Libreville under the chairmanship of the Ambassador, Secretary General of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Gabonese Republic Mrs. ARONDO marries EDZANG Ginette, in order to proceed to the examination of the candidate files with a view to the preselection of the Vice-President and the commissioners of the ECCAS Commission.

The 3rd meeting of the Committee of Ambassadors of ECCAS follows the previous one held on March 20, 2020. It is convened in accordance with the final communiqué of the 9th extraordinary session of the Council of Ministers of ECCAS, which accepted for the sake of inclusiveness, that the Republic of Rwanda, which had not submitted applications at the start of the selection process, can do so before June 30, 2020.

The object of this third meeting is, in accordance with the directives of the Council, to proceed to the observation and the verification of the administrative conformity of the candidatures of the Republic of Rwanda and to report thereon to the next extraordinary session of the Council. of Ministers, scheduled for July 7 and 8, 2020.

The Republic of Rwanda has proposed only one candidacy, that of H.E Mr. François KANIMBA, former Minister of Trade and Industry as well as of the Coordination of the Affairs of the East African Community, for the post of Market Commissioner. Common, Economic, Monetary and Financial Affairs of the ECCAS Commission.