Today opens in Niamey, the 3rd Conference at the Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Council of the Entente. The Council of the Entente is an old organization subregional car created since 1959. It consisted initially Niger, Dahomey (now Benin) and Côte d'Ivoire, before be joined in 1966 by Togo. Today the Council of the Entente records the arrival of three observers (and therefore non-member) countries are Mali, Senegal and Guinea-Conakry.
The Presidents of Benin SEM Patrice heel, Burkina Faso, SEM Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, and Mali (observer country) SEM Ibrahim Boubacar Keita arrived Sunday, July 10, 2016 in Niamey where they will take part in the 3rd Conference of the heads of State and Government of the Council of the agreement.
The three leaders were welcomed, successively; the bridge of the aircraft, by the President of the Republic, head of State, SEM Mahamadou Issoufou.
After the execution of the national anthems and review of troops, the three head of West African States have been hailed, successively, by the President of the National Assembly, SEM Ousseini Tinni, Prime Minister, head of Government SEM Brigi Rafini, the Presidents of the Institutions of the Republic, members of the Government and many other civilian and military figures.
They were then, in turn, an interview face-to-face, in the Hall of honour of the International Diori Hamani airport; with the President SEM Mahamadou Issoufou.
Shortly thereafter, Presidents Mahamadou Issoufou and Patrice Talon had an interview face-to-face at the Presidency Palace.
The heads of State of Côte d'Ivoire and Togo, countries members of the Council of the Entente, and Guinea Conakry and Senegal, observers, are expected Monday morning in Niamey.