Dr. Busia, Prime Minister of Ghana, opened the Ministerial Conference of the Ghana-Ivory Coast Commission?
Dr. Busia, Prime Minister of Ghana, opened the Ministerial Conference of the Ghana-Ivory Coast Commission on Cooperation in Accra on Wednesday (26 May). He told the conference, this was "an important milestone along the road of cooperation" the two countries 'began' in May last year when Dr. Busia was invited to the Ivory Coast by President Houphouet-Boigny.
SYNOPSIS: The Ministerial Conference of the Ghana-Ivory Coast Joint Commission on Cooperation opened in Accra last Wednesday. The Conference is aimed at fostering closer cooperation between the two countries. It's the latest development between the two countries following the Treaty of Friendship and understanding signed by the Prime Minister, Dr. Busia and President Houphouet-Boigny of the Ivory Coast in Abidjan last May.
Dr. Busia again led the delegation from Ghana. When Dr. Busia opened the two-day conference, he said that the two West African states were bound by links of history, culture and kinship.
The Ivory coast delegates agreed with Dr. Busia when he proposed closer cooperation in a variety of fields. Later, an agreement was signed to this effect. The agreement provides for the establishment of a joint commission and cooperation in education and culture, health, fisheries, sport, information and mass communication.
A trade agreement between the two countries was also recommended, and a meeting of experts to study the possibility of industrial cooperation.