Beninese President Yayi Boni for CEN-SAD summit - Beninese President Yayi Boni will take part in the Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD), to be held Saturday at N 'N'Djamena, the capital of Chad, PANA learnt Friday from official sources.
The summit, the first after the Libyan crisis, will take place within the context of the war in Mali and should deal primarily with issues of peace and security in the Sahel-Saharan region.
Participants are expected to agree on measures to ensure lasting peace and stability in the CEN-SAD member countries.
The heads of state are also expected to adopt amendments to the basic legislation governing the Community as well as the programme of actions for years to come.
Established in February 1998 in Tripoli, Libya, CEN-SAD comprises 28 African states.