President Pranab Mukherjee to visit Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire

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President Pranab Mukherjee will pay official visits to the West African countries of Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire from 12 June.

Mukherjee will leave New Delhi for the Ghanaian capital Accra on 12 June, an official statement said here on Monday.

He will be accompanied by a Minister of State, four members of Parliament, senior officials and a business and media delegation.

The president is scheduled to have a one-on-one meeting with his Ghanaian counterpart John Dramani Mahama.

A number of agreements, including one on setting up of a joint commission, are also to be signed during his visit to Ghana, it said.

On 14 June, Mukherjee will leave Ghana for a two-day visit to the Cote d’Ivoire.

Mukherjee will be conferred the National Order of the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire, the highest order of the West African country.

He will meet his Cote d’Ivoire counterpart Alassane Ouattara during the visit.

This will be the first high-level visit from India since the two countries established diplomatic relations, the statement said.

India and Cote d’Ivoire enjoy warm and friendly relations based on the common values of democracy, development and secularism, the statement said.

 

Source: firstpost.com

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