The 52nd Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government has begun in Abuja.
The session which started in a closed-door has only the Heads of State and government in attendance with the host, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari chairing the Session.
The closed-door Session is meant to adopt and ratify the outcomes of the 51st Ordinary Session of the West African regional body held in Monrovia, Liberia in June, 2017.
Some of them include Morocco membership of the community, readmission of Mauritania, a former member, the observer status granted Tunisia and the political and security situation in Guinea Bissau.
Another session which will also be in closed-door is meant to review the report of the 79th Ordinary Session of the Council of Ministers, the report of the 39th Ordinary Meeting of the ECOWAS mediation and Security Council alongside the 2017 annual report of the Commission President, Marcel de Souza.
A final communiqué is expected at the end of the summit with a press briefing by the Chairman of the Authority and the President of the Commission.