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13 September 2017

President Akufo-Addo visits President Buhari

Accra, Sept. 12, GNA – President Nana Addo
Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Tuesday paid a visit to his Nigerian counterpart,
President Muhammadou Buhari in Abuja, Nigeria.

President Akufo-Addo’s call is the second
visit to the Nigerian President by a foreign Head of State, following his
return from London after his three-month medical leave.

At a press conference after the visit,
President Akufo-Addo noted that “All of us have been very anxious about his
(President Buhari) well-being, and it was very good news to hear that he had
returned. We are Africans, and it meant that I had to come and see things for
myself.”

“I am very delighted to see that he has come
back, and is very vigorous and, as always, very engaged in the issues of the
day.

“We had a good half an hour together;
reviewing matters both in Ghana and Nigeria, as well as matters to do with what
is going on in the ECOWAS community,” he said. 

Both leaders also discussed issues concerning
the growth of their respective economies and the fight against terrorism on the
Continent and in the world.

They restated their commitment to
strengthening the existing relations between the two countries during their
respective tenures of office and in the years ahead.

President Akufo-Addo, on his arrival, was made
an honorary citizen of Abuja by Muhammad Musa Bello, the Minister of the
Federal Capital of Abuja, and was handed a symbolic key to the city. 

He was accompanied by the Minister of National
Security, Mr Albert Kan-Dapaah; the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr
Charles Owiredu; National Security Advisor, General Emmanuel Otchere; and some
officials of the Presidency.

GNA

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