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Ghana/Equatorial Guinea To Strengthen Cooperation

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Ghana and Equatorial Guinea have agreed to strengthen their economic and diplomatic relations for the benefit of their peoples.

President John Evans Atta Mills and his Equatorial Guinean counterpart, President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, made this known at the Kotoka International Airport after the two leaders held a brief meeting at the Peduase Lodge, on Saturday.
The close- door meeting was said to have centred on the cooperation between the two countries, as well as problems confronting the African continent.

The governments of Ghana and Equatorial Guinea, last month signed a memorandum to co-operate in energy and agriculture at a meeting in Bata.

During a visit to Equatorial Guinea in March, 2012, the Ghanaian delegation also met with the Equatorial Guinean Ministers of Mines, and Industry and Energy to establish relations between the two countries in the oil and gas sector.

At the Kotoka International Airport to see off President Mbasogo, President Mills said the two countries, which enjoy very strong and cordial relations, also had the opportunity to discuss “matters of mutual interest”.

President Mills said he and his counterpart also agreed that the developments in Africa required special attention “so that our respective countries will live in peace”.

He expressed the hope that President Mbasogo, who is the immediate past Chairman of the African Union, and was abreast of the situation, would bring his experience to bear on finding solutions to the problems confronting the continent.
“I am glad that you have taken time to be here. I am happy to discuss matters which are of grave concern to Ghana and Equatorial Guinea,” he said.

President Mills was of the strong belief that the discussions would show the way forward.

President Mbasogo, for his part, also stressed the need to deepen the already cordial relations between the two countries.

He thanked President Mills for his efforts at fostering peace in Ghana, as well as on the African continent.


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