ACCRA, Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara arrived in Accra Monday with a delegation of 10 Cabinet Ministers to begin a two-day official visit to Ghana.

President Ouatarra and his delegation were met at Kotoka International Airport here by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo before accompanying his guest to his Flagstaff House office here for closed-door talks and the signing of a Strategic Partnership Agreement, which the ministers had deliberated on.

President Akufo-Addo said the visit would bring the two nations closer together. There is a bright future ahead of us if we can get all our various ducts in the correct role places the Ghanaian people will continue to be very supportive of all initiatives to improve the ties between our two countries, he added.

President Akufo-Addo commended President Ouattara for his regard of both countries’ interests in the delicate maritime border dispute, saying that the resolution of the matter should be the basis for forging even stronger relations between us.

It is important that at the end of the day, the will, the desire to work to translate the technical details, the papers and all of that into concrete decisions that affect the lives of our people, for me, is what is most important, he said. I think that at this juncture of our history, we have a historic opportunity to bring our two countries together and for us to be a role model for the rest of West Africa.

President Ouattara said he looked forward to fruitful engagements between his country and Ghana in furtherance of the peace and solidarity in the ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) sub-region.

Both leaders will address the media on Tuesday before the Ivorian leader ends his visit,, which is to reciprocate President Akufo-Addo’s visit to Cote d’Ivoire at the beginning of his tour of ECOWAS countries.