General News Thu, 7 Oct 2010

President Mills leaves for Cote d'Ivoire

President John Evans Atta Mills leaves Accra on the night of Thursday October 7, for Cote d’ Ivoire on a one day working visit.

The President is expected to hold bilateral talks with his Ivorian counterpart Laurent Gbagbo.

Citi News Sources indicate that among some of the issues which would engage the two leaders are the forthcoming elections of Cote d’Ivoire and the recent border demarcation project embarked upon by the two countries.

It would be recalled that President Mills recently inaugurated a Ghana Boundary Commission to undertake negotiations to determine and demarcate Ghana’s land boundaries and de-limit Ghana’s maritime boundaries, with specific reference to Cote d'Ivoire.

Upon the visit of the Boundary Commission to Cote d’Ivoire, President Gbagbo invited president Mills to come over for some discussions on that subject.

Citi News has gathered that the matter is likely to occupy the deliberations of the two leaders.

Presidential Correspondent for Citi FM Richard Mensah, spoke to Director of Communications at the Castle Koku Anyidoho who confirmed the President’s trip.

“Sometime in the afternoon tomorrow Friday October 8, he should be back from Cote d’Ivoire. I am sure that a lot of major issues for the foreign visit will come out after both presidents have spoken but I know that it is to strengthen bilateral relations with Cote d’Ivoire our neighbors and it is all in the interest of Ghana Cote d’Ivoire relations and I won’t be surprised if issues to do with forthcoming elections also come up” Koku Anyidoho said.

Source: citifmonline
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