Council of the Entente

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Council of the Entente

 

(Conseil de l’Entente), a political and economic organization of five African states: the Ivory Coast, Upper Volta, Benin, Niger, and (since 1966) Togo. The Council of the Entente was founded in 1959. Its member states agreed to cooperate in the economic sphere, to introduce joint tariff legislation, and to coordinate their foreign policies. The member states are associate members of the European Economic Community and members of the Franc Zone and the Afro-Mauritian Common Organization. The council’s highest body is the Conference of Heads of State, which meets at least twice a year. The council has a permanent secretariat, several special commissions—for example, on justice, finances, transportation, and communications—and a mutual aid and loan guaranty fund. The Council of the Entente publishes the quarterly Entente Africaine.

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After a number of delays, construction has been resumed due to the francophone Conseil de l'Entente, or Council of Accord, the oldest subregional cooperation forum in West Africa.
After a number of delays, the project is now firmly back on track after the exclusively francophone Conseil de l'Entente (Council of Accord), the oldest West African subregional cooperation forum, decided to launch construction.

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