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General News Mon, 19 May 2003

Ghana States Its Position On Togo

Ghana’s Foreign Minister, Nana Akuffo Addo says his country will encourage normal political development in Togo. Any policy will be in line with the policy of positive engagement with all neighbouring countries.

He was speaking in an interview with Unique FM in Accra on events in Togo. Sections of the public have condemned Togolese President Eyadema’s decision to contest the Presidential elections in June, saying that it is a recipe for chaos. They have also condemned ECOWAS Chairman, President Kufuor’s silence on the issue.

But Nana Akuffo Addo said ''quiet diplomacy and not critical comments could be useful in containing the political situation in Togo''.

''Ghana has good ties with all her neighbours and it is not for Ghana alone or ECOWAS Chairman to decide on everything. There is always the need for collective efforts'', he added.

Source: Ghanaian Voice