West Africa Tour Burkina Faso decorates Akufo-Addo with highest national award

Burkina Faso President Roch Marc Christian Kabore honoured his Ghanaian counterpart for his exemplary leadership and promotion of democracy in the West Africa sub region.

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President Nana Akufo-Addo was on Friday decorated with the highest national award of Burkina Faso, the Grand Croix de l’Ordre National.

Burkina Faso President Roch Marc Christian Kabore honoured his Ghanaian counterpart for his exemplary leadership and promotion of democracy in the West Africa sub region.

 

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The award follows a two-day working visit to the country by president Akufo-Addo to introduce himself as the new leader of Ghana and also deepen ties between the two countries.

Accra and Ouagadougou pledged to strength ties in a bid to boost economy trade and movement of people.

The two leaders expressed satisfaction at the current state of the relations between them.

In a joint communiqué, Ghana and Burkina Faso resolved to reinforce their co-operation in the areas of railway transport, road transport, agriculture, water, security, trade, works and housing and energy.

To realize an increase in the movement of goods and persons, and the corresponding economic and commercial benefits long the rail corridor of Ghana and Burkina Faso, both sides re-affirmed the crucial need to rapidly establish the railway interconnection project.

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To this end, the two countries have agreed to reactivate the Joint Expert Committee to examine the various feasibility studies already undertaken, and define the modalities and conditions of the selection of a technical and financial partner for the project.

On the issues of security, it was agreed that a framework to exchange and share information in tackling terrorism, violent robberies and organized crime be established. The activities of trans-humans from Burkina Faso into Ghana were identified as a security concern, and in this regard, both countries decided to hold frequent consultations to address this issue.

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