GHANAIAN PRESIDENT VISITS NIGERIAN COUNTERPART

ABUJA,President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of Ghana paid a visit to his Nigerian counterpart, President Muhammadou Buhari, in Abuja, Nigeria, Tuesday, the second foreign head of State to call on the Nigerian leader following his return from London recently after his three-month medical leave.

President Akufo-Addo told a media conference after the visit: All of us have been very anxious about his (President Buhari) well-being, and it was very good news to hear that he had returned. We are Africans, and it meant that I had to come and see things for myself.

I am very delighted to see that he has come back, and is very vigorous and, as always, very engaged in the issues of the day. We had a good half an hour together; reviewing matters both in Ghana and Nigeria, as well as matters to do with what is going on in the ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) community.”

Both leaders also discussed issues concerning the growth of their respective economies and the fight against terrorism on the continent and in the world. They restated their commitment to strengthening the existing relations between the two countries during their respective tenures of office and in the years ahead.

President Akufo-Addo was made an honorary citizen of Abuja by Muhammad Musa Bello, the Minister of the Federal Capital of Abuja, and was handed a symbolic key to the city.

The president was accompanied by Minister of National Security Albert Kan-Dapaah; Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Charles Owiredu; National Security Adviser General Emmanuel Otchere; and officials of the Presidency.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

   

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