Ouattara And Mahama
Mahama And Ouattara Meets Over Border Dispute

Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama and his Cote d?Ivoire counterpart, Alassane Ouattara, true to the mutual vision of regional integration, have agreed to engage in a process aimed at achieving cooperation in their maritime boundary dispute as prescribed by the International Tribunal for the Laws of the Sea (ITLOS).

Presidents John Mahama and Alhassane Ouattara during their meeting
Presidents John Mahama and Alhassane Ouattara during their meeting

This was contained in a communiqu? issued at the end of a mediation meeting called by Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland, on Monday.
According to the communiqu? copied to Xinhua, the delimitation of the border remains the objective of the parties.
At the close of the meeting, the two presidents reiterated their commitment to promoting discussions that favored regional integration for the benefit of their respective countries, the communiqu? said.
The two presidents thanked Annan and his Foundation for facilitating the meeting and expressed their will to continue to draw on his vast and rich experience in promoting cooperation between the two countries.
Cote d’Ivoire is laying claim to Ghana’s territorial waters at West Cape Three points currently being operated by oil giants Tullow under the Tweneboah-Enyera-Ntoumme (TEN) project.
But, in a compromised ruling last month, the ITLOS panel of judges said Ghana could not explore new drills in the disputed area but hinted it could continue with the ongoing exploration activities as stopping Ghana from its current exploration activities would have dire economic implications on the country. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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