Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire renew commitment to settle maritime dispute

Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire renew commitment to settle maritime dispute

Presidents John Dramani Mahama and Alhassane Ouattara renewed their commitment to having an amicable settlement to Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire’s maritime dispute during bilateral talks in Abidjan on Wednesday.

Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire renew commitment to settle maritime dispute

Mahama and Ouattara in Abidjan

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The two leaders told newsmen at the presidential palace in Abidjan during president Mahama’s two-day official visit to Côte d'Ivoire their discussions centred on boosting economic activities between their countries, project the regional integration efforts of the sub-region and decide on how to resolve the maritime border issues amicably.

President Ouattara congratulated the Ghanaian president on his leadership and effective tenure as leader of ECOWAS, noting that he demonstrated a clear commitment to the integration effort and brought his influence to bear on a number of issues in the sub-region.

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He again commended the Ghanaian leader for his role in the development of a new spirit of cooperation between Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire, having picked up from where the late president John Evans Atta Mills began before his death.

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