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General News of Wednesday, 11 October 2017


President of Benin arrives in Ghana for a day’s state visit

Beninoise President Patrice Talon arrived in Ghana on Wednesday for a day’s State visit that is expected to boost ties between both West African nations.

He was met on arrival at the Jubilee Lounge of the Kotoka International Airport by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, after which he inspected a full guard of honor mounted by the Ghana Air Force.

Both leaders are expected to hold bilateral talks at the Flagstaff House and later address a joint press conference.

Benin and Ghana have had relations bothering on politics, economics, and culture dating back to 1962. Both have followed similar socio-economic development strategies since attaining independence, with both countries sharing similar orientation and common positions on issues of international concern.

The socio-economic cooperation between both nations have been conducted mostly within the framework of a Ghana-Benin Permanent Joint Commission, signed in August 1976 and ratified on February 8, 1979.

The two nations have within the framework of the Permanent Joint Commission, concluded various agreements of cooperation ranging from tourism, agriculture, road transport, telecommunications, health, extradition, civil aviation, with the last being a Protocol Agreement on military cooperation signed in Accra in October 2011.

The visit would further deepen the ties of cooperation between Benin and Ghana.

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