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General News Fri, 30 Jul 2010

President Mills receives special message from dos Santos

Accra, July 30, GNA- President John Evans Atta Mills on Friday received a special message from Angolan President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos at the Osu Castle in Accra. The contents of the message, delivered by Mr. George Rebelo Pinto Chicoti, Angola Secretary of State of Foreign Affairs, were not disclosed, believed on enhancing the bilateral ties between the two African nations.

Receiving the message, President Mills, expressed delight at the growing level of relationship between Accra and Luanda, and said the two nations had a lot in common that bound them together. President Mills recalled that the Angolan Leader had visited Ghana recently and also met him in Uganda at the 15th African Union Heads of State Summit, which ended last Tuesday in Uganda. President Mills said the two countries had a lot in common and stressed the need for them to forge closer ties. Later in a chat with journalists, Mr. Chicoti said the two nations had a vibrant bilateral relation, and added that the election of President Dos Santos as leader of Portuguese speaking countries in Africa (Lusophone countries) should be used to further the ties between the two nations.

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Mr. Chicoti noted that there were some Portuguese speaking nations in the West African sub-region. He said he used the occasion to inform President Mills of a similar visit to Nigeria. The envoy underscored the need for Angola and Ghana to work together in the areas of security and other areas of co-operation and development.

Source: GNA
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