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Senegal’s President Bassirou Faye On Working Visit To Ghana

In a remarkable display of diplomatic camaraderie, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo graciously received the newly elected President of Senegal, Bassirou Diomaye Faye, during his official working visit to Ghana on Friday, May 17.

President Faye’s visit to Ghana holds profound significance as it underscores the enduring friendship and cooperative relations between the two African nations.
The meeting served as a testament to the strong ties binding Ghana and Senegal in mutual cooperation and understanding.

Mr. Faye, a 44-year-old leader, assumed office as the President of Senegal on April 2nd following his victory in the presidential elections on March 24, an event graced by President Akufo-Addo himself.
The Ghanaian president hailed Faye’s peaceful ascension to power amidst concerns of democratic stability in the region, lauding Senegal’s commitment to democratic values, human rights, and the rule of law.

During bilateral discussions held in Accra, both leaders deliberated on reinforcing the bonds of friendship between their respective countries.
President Akufo-Addo also emphasized the importance of addressing challenges within the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), extending support to Niger, Burkina Faso, and Mali to solidify unity within the regional community.

In his address to the press, President Akufo-Addo commended President Faye for setting a positive example for the youth of Ghana and reaffirmed his belief in African integration and unity.
He highlighted the inspiration drawn from Faye’s election victory, encouraging young Ghanaians to aspire to leadership roles.

In response, President Faye expressed admiration for President Akufo-Addo’s Pan-African vision and pledged to seek guidance on fostering increased levels of continental integration. The exchange of ideas and commitments symbolized the shared aspirations of Ghana and Senegal towards progress and cooperation on the regional and continental stage.

As President Faye’s visit culminated, the historic meeting between the two leaders instilled optimism for enhanced collaboration and partnership between Ghana and Senegal, setting a precedent for strengthened ties and shared endeavors in the spirit of African solidarity and development.

BY Vincent Kubi

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