Three days meeting has been organized by the Economic Community of West Africa and the State commission to develop the modalities for the smooth implementation of the ECOVISA for Migrants from third countries.
The meeting which was held in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital brought together Experts in countering and issuance of visas at entry points as well as other participants.
In a statement by the ECOWAS Communication office, Salett Nogueira on 11th October 2022 said
‘For reference, the ECOWAS Heads of State and Government mandated the ECOWAS Commission to develop the modalities for the smooth implementation of the ECOVISA for Migrants of third countries.

“In realization of this mandate, the ECOWAS Commission in collaboration with GIZ-AUBP launched a study on the modalities for harmonization of Visa procedures and process in the ECOWAS region.  “An ECOVISA Task Force was set up and a series of Experts meetings held with Experts from Burkina Faso, Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Federal Republic of Nigeria, and Senegal in April 2022 to examine the findings of the study. “This Experts‘ meeting, is, therefore, to ensure the final validation to pave the way for the implementation of the ECOVISA.” it was gathered that the meeting was held from 11th to 13th October 2022.

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