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President Talon holds talks with President Akufo-Addo

October 11, 2017 7:20 PM
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President Talon holds talks with President Akufo-Addo

Accra, Oct. 11, GNA - President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his Beninoise counterpart Patrice Talon on Wednesday discussed security and Regional Integration to climax the activities of the visiting President’s visit. The Beninoise President who arrived in Ghana for a day’s working visit to boost ties between both countries was met on arrival at the Jubilee Lounge of the Kotoka Internation

Accra, Oct. 11, GNA - President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his Beninoise counterpart Patrice Talon on Wednesday discussed security and Regional Integration to climax the activities of the visiting President’s visit.

The Beninoise President who arrived in Ghana for a day’s working visit to boost ties between both countries was met on arrival at the Jubilee Lounge of the Kotoka International Airport by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

He later inspected a full guard of honour mounted by the Ghana Air Force, and thence proceeded to the Flagstaff House where bilateral talks were held between both leaders.

After closed-door discussions, both Presidents addressed the media, with President Akufo-Addo sharing his delight to discover that he and his Beninoise counterpart held similar views on the issues of the region.

He said their discussions centered on the need for a faster integration of the people of West Africa and on the need for security in the sub-region.

The President described Mr Talon’s presence in Ghana as “important”, because relations between the two countries had been greatly renewed, and that Benin and Ghana hold the same values that had spearheaded democratic governance in the sub-region.

President Talon, on his part, said his visit was within a wider framework of enhancing cooperation between Ghana and among the countries of the region and thanked President Akufo-Addo and the people of Ghana for the warm show of hospitality accorded him and his entourage.

President Talon, married to a Ghanaian woman, noted that although the people of West Africa shared socio-cultural similarities, the process of integrating the region, which would bring tangible benefits to the region was not being pursued with the urgency it deserved.

“Our region has reached a level of integration that should lead to real progress in the region…What our forebears did not succeed in doing, we should do it now to guarantee our development,” he said.

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Source: ghananewsagency.org

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