West African leaders were in Ghana Tuesday to participate in an extraordinary ECOWAS Summit.
The summit, held at the Presidential Villa at Peduase, near Aburi in the Eastern Region, discussed ways of helping to resolve the governance crisis in Mali.
It was President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo's first assignment as Chairman of ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government.
The Meeting was to help bring finality to the deliberations on Mali.
Presidents S.E. Patrice Talon of Benin, Roch Marc Christian Kabore of Burkina Faso, Jorge Carlos Fonseca of Cabo Verde, Alassane Ouattara of Cote d’Ivoire, Adama Barrow of The Gambia and Alpha Conde of Guinea were among the Heads of State and Governments of ECOWAS who were at the meeting at Peduase.
Others were Presidents Maro Sissoco Embalo of Guinea Bissau, George Manneh Weah of Liberia, Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger and Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria.
The rest are Presidents Macky Sall of Senegal, Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone and Faure Essozimna Gnassingbe of Togo.
The deposed Malian President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, was not at the summit.
However, the military junta in Mali, led by Colonel Assimi Goita, which seized power on August 18, this year, was at the summit.
The junta, calling itself the National Committee for the Salvation of the People, has promised to restore democratic governance within 12 months, following the intervention of ECOWAS, which sent a delegation, headed by a former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, to Mali on August 23.
Below are photos of the heads of state and governments who were at the meeting.