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Ghanaian, Nigerian leaders meet to discuss bilateral cooperation

Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo (right) and Nigeria’s acting president Yemi Osinbajo (left)

ABUJA, (Globe Afrique) — Nigeria’s acting president Yemi Osinbajo and the president of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo discussed ways to intensify bilateral cooperation between the two countries in a meeting in Abuja on Sunday, a statement said on Monday.

During the meeting, the two leaders highlighted the critical role that Nigeria and Ghana play as the “centerpiece” of the West African sub-region, according to the statement signed by presidential spokesman Laolu Akande.

Discussions between the two leaders touched on the forthcoming African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, ongoing negotiations on the Continental Free Trade Agreement, and the revitalization of the Ghana-Nigeria Permanent Joint Commission for Cooperation.

The leaders pledged to intensify bilateral cooperation for the benefit and development of the sub-region, the statement noted.

Akufo-Addo said his visit to Nigeria was part of an ongoing tour of the sub-region to take stock of what is going on, and to renew relations.

“We are extremely excited about the ECOWAS sub-region and hope that we will be able to do a lot together,” the visiting Ghanaian leader added.

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Michael Harrington

Michael Harrington is a researcher and senior contributing reporter with Globe Afrique Media.

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