A friendship treaty between Ghana and the neighbouring Ivory Coast was signed in Accra on Thursday (May 27) following a visit to Ghana by an Ivory Coast delegation.
A friendship treaty between Ghana and the neighbouring Ivory Coast was signed in Accra on Thursday (May 27) following a visit to Ghana by an Ivory Coast delegation. Earlier in the day a state lunch was organised by Ghana Prime minister Dr. Busia for the visitors. The two countries have been working towards closer ties for some time now.
SYNOPSIS: The Prime Minister of Ghana, Dr. Kofie Busia, held a state ??? in Accra for a visiting Ivory Coast delegation prior to the signing of a friendship treaty between the two countries on Thursday. The Ivory Coast delegation, headed by Foreign Minister Mr. ??? Asaouan, worked with Ghanaian officials for two days to draw up the treaty.
The highlights of the visit were the state lunch, attended by meet of the members of the Ministerial Council of the Ghana-Ivory Coast Joint Commission on Co-Operation and the signing of the treaty late in the day. Dr. Busia addressing the lunch gathering, said the two countries were busy working out "a very great dream" of two state bound by "history, kinship and culture", determined to live together in friendship and understanding.
Dr. Busia, proposing a toast to the "fraternal bonds of friendship between Ghana and the Ivory Coast said the dream of communication and trust between the two countries was coming true.
Mr. Asaouan said if the two countries were to overcome their difficulties it was necessary for them to strengthen the cooperation which already existed. The conference, he said, had been able to establish a joint commission to govern their relationship, and the treaty also reached agreement in the ??? of fishing, culture, sports, information and health. He said, "I am sure that this two-day conference will serve as an example to other African status,"
The lunch was also attended by Ghana's Chief Justice, Mr. Justine Bannerman; Speaker of the Ghana National Assembly Mr. Nil ??? and Ghana's Ambassador to the Ivory Coast Dr. Claud Ennin.