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General News of Monday, 4 February 2008

Source: GNA

Ghana, Guinea renew bilateral co-operation

Accra, Feb. 4, GNA - Equatorial Guinea's President, Theodore Obian Mbasongo on Monday paid a brief visit to Ghana to renew the friendship and bilateral co-operation between the two countries. He was on his way home after attending the just ended African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government Summit in the Ethiopian Capital, Addis Ababa.

President John Agyekum Kufuor was on hand to receive him at the Kotoka International Airport from where they drove to the Castle, Osu, the seat of the Government, for a meeting over breakfast. Mr Andrew Awuni, Press Secretary to the President, said the discussions of the two leaders were part of routine consultations on ways of working together for the mutual benefit of the peoples of the two African nations.

Central to this, was the co-operation between Ghana and Equatorial Guinea in the oil sector, an area where the latter, being an important oil producing country, has enormous experience and expertise. He said with the discovery of oil in the country, Ghana could learn a lot from its neighbour.

President Kufuor and President Mbasongo had earlier met on the sidelines of the AU Summit.

The Equatorial Guinea leader returns home later in the day as President Kufuor leaves Accra for Rome to address the Annual General Meeting of the World Food Programme.

He had to delay the trip to spend time with the National Team, the Black Stars, in their crucial MTN African Cup of Nations quarter-finals match against the Super Eagles of Nigeria on Sunday, which ended in a victory for the Stars.

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