GHANA’S PRESIDENT CALLS FOR CLOSER TIES BETWEEN ANGLOPHONE, FRANCOPHONE WEST AFRICA

ACCRA– President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of Ghana has stressed the need for the Anglophone and Francophone countries of West Africa to forge closer ties in order to secure to the success of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

He said it was essential for English-speaking West African nations which are islands in the Francophone sea in West Africa, to bridge the language gap and maintain stronger ties with the Francophone nations for faster integration and development of the sub-region.

If ECOWAS is to succeed, there must be closer relations between English- and French-speaking countries in the region, President Akufo-Addo said when a delegation from the Council of Francophone Ambassadors to Ghana called on him at his Flagstaff House here Thursday.

The Council was at the Presidency to introduce the group officially to the President, affirm their commitment for stronger ties with Ghana, and to outline a four point agenda of bilateral arrangement to boost interactions between the country and the Francophonie.

The four-point agenda encompasses the promotion of the French language in Ghana; developing further co-operation in education and related areas; strengthening relations with the International Organization of the Francophonie; and the reinforcement of the place of the Francophonie within institutions.

President Akufo-Addo told the delegation that the decision taken by the Council to meet him was an excellent one, as Ghana’s first focus as a nation is bettering its relations with its neighbours within ECOWAS.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

   

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GHANA’S PRESIDENT CALLS FOR CLOSER TIES BETWEEN ANGLOPHONE, FRANCOPHONE WEST AFRICA

ACCRA– President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of Ghana has stressed the need for the Anglophone and Francophone countries of West Africa to forge closer ties in order to secure to the success of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

He said it was essential for English-speaking West African nations which are islands in the Francophone sea in West Africa, to bridge the language gap and maintain stronger ties with the Francophone nations for faster integration and development of the sub-region.

If ECOWAS is to succeed, there must be closer relations between English- and French-speaking countries in the region, President Akufo-Addo said when a delegation from the Council of Francophone Ambassadors to Ghana called on him at his Flagstaff House here Thursday.

The Council was at the Presidency to introduce the group officially to the President, affirm their commitment for stronger ties with Ghana, and to outline a four point agenda of bilateral arrangement to boost interactions between the country and the Francophonie.

The four-point agenda encompasses the promotion of the French language in Ghana; developing further co-operation in education and related areas; strengthening relations with the International Organization of the Francophonie; and the reinforcement of the place of the Francophonie within institutions.

President Akufo-Addo told the delegation that the decision taken by the Council to meet him was an excellent one, as Ghana’s first focus as a nation is bettering its relations with its neighbours within ECOWAS.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

   

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