Germany pledges support of $86 million to ECOWAS

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s Development Ministry on Friday pledged 81 million euros ($85.9 million) in support for the West African Economic Community (ECOWAS) for peacebuilding and economic development.

“Solutions to the crises in West Africa must come from the region. ECOWAS is a key player in this, not only actively mediating in crises, but also doing a lot for crisis prevention,” said Development Minister Svenja Schulze, who met with an ECOWAS delegation in Berlin on Friday.

($1 = 0.9425 euros)

(Writing by Miranda Murray; editing by Matthias Williams)