West African bloc ECOWAS sends diplomatic mission to Senegal

By Thomson Reuters Feb 12, 2024 | 8:04 AM

ABUJA (Reuters) – West Africa’s main economic and political bloc ECOWAS has sent a diplomatic mission to Senegal to discuss the political situation there following a delay in its presidential election, the bloc’s parliamentary office said on Monday.

During the Feb. 12-14 mission the speaker of the ECOWAS parliament, Sidie Mohamed Tunis, and members of the assembly will meet Senegalese authorities, politicians and representatives of civil society, it said in statement.

(Reporting by by Felix Onuah; Writing by Anait Miridzhanian; Editing by Gareth Jones)