General News of Friday, 30 January 2015
Source: Flagstaff House
President John Dramani Mahama Thursday held bilateral talks with his Cape Verde counterpart, President Jorge Carlos Fonseca in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The two leaders who are attending the 24th Ordinary Session of the AU Assembly of Heads of State and Government discussed a number of issues including economic and technical cooperation.
The President also granted audience to the US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Ms. Linda Thomas Greenfield.
Later in the afternoon, President Mahama who is the Chair of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government hosted a meeting of the sub-region at the AU Commission.
He also chaired a meeting of the AU High Level Committee on African Trade of which he is the Chairperson. The meeting adopted a number of decisions including the implementation of a Continental Free Trade Area and a Short Term plan for boosting intra-African trade.
President Mahama is expected to present the Committee’s report to the main Assembly for adoption.