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Economic Community of Central African States (CEEAC)

Communauté Economique des Etats de l’Afrique Centrale

Established: By treaty signed by the heads of state of the member countries on October 18, 1983, in Libreville, Gabon.

Purpose: Initially, to end customs duties and other restrictions on trade between the member countries and establish a common market; more recently, to also promote regional integration, security, and stability.

Headquarters: Libreville, Gabon.

Principal Organs: Conference of Heads of State and Government, Council of Ministers, Secretariat.

Secretary General: Louis-Sylvain Goma (Republic of the Congo).

Web site: www.ceeac-eccas.org

Membership (11): Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe.

Official Languages: French, Portuguese.

Origin and development. In 1977 President Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire proposed a merger of the three-member Economic ...

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