Accra, Sept. 18, GNA – The President of
Burkinabe Faso, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré is in Ghana for a two day working
Mr Kaboré’s visit would seek to bolster ties
between Ghana and Burkina Faso, as well as explore opportunities that both
nations can collaboration for the good of their people, as well as solidify
some decisions that were taken between both governments last year.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo received
Mr Kaboré at the Jubilee House on Tuesday after the Burkinabe President had
inspected a full guard of Honour mounted by the Ghana Armed Forces.
The President Akufo-Addo thanked the Burkinabe
President for visiting Ghana and for the reception accorded him when he paid a
visit to his country last year.
President Akufo-Addo expressed his sympathies
as well as that of Ghanaians for the casualties of the recent terror attacks in
the Burkinabe capital, Ouagadougou, and condemned the act.
He pledged Ghana’s support for Burkina Faso’s
efforts to reign in extremism and terrorism to make West Africa safe.
Both leaders are engaged in bilateral talks
aimed at boosting the socio-economic development of the two states. The talks
are expected to culminate in the signing of cooperation agreements.
Last year, President Akufo-Addo paid a two-day
official visit to Burkina Faso, where the governments of the two countries
agreed to strengthen the ties of cooperation that existed between them.
The two countries reinforced their cooperation
in the areas of railway transport, road transport, agriculture, water,
security, trade, works and housing and energy.
Both nations also agreed to collaborate, with
the support of ECOWAS, to establish a Joint Border Post to facilitate trade and
free movement of their peoples, goods and services. They also decided to work
together in support of the establishment of the Continental Free Trade Area
(CFTA), under the auspices of the African Union.