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Ghana will help consolidate Africa’s democratic gains – Prez Mills

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President John Evans Atta Mills has affirmed Ghana’s commitment to contribute towards consolidating the gains of democracy in Africa.

He said as Ghana prepares for elections next year, it would be ready and willing to share its experiences and offer any co-opera    tion towards consolidating same in any part of the continent.

President Mills gave the assurance at a meeting with the Chairman of the African Union (AU), President Obiang Nguema Mba­sogo, on the sideline of the 17th Summit of Heads of State and Governments of the AU in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.

The President recalled the bond of friendship between the two countries, which dated to the era of independence, and pledged to do everything possible to deepen that relationship for the benefit of the two countries.

“Ghana regards the ties between the gov­ernment and people of Equatorial Guinea as a relation between brothers and sisters. This is the time to show support and solidarity with each other as you host the AU Summit,” he said.

Responding, President Mbasogo, who is also the President of Equatorial Guinea, expressed gratitude to President Mills for his support and co-operation towards deepening democracy on the continent.

“This is the time for Africans to develop a new spirit of unity and solidarity to resist ‘the new strategy of Western powers to continue to dominate Africa,” he said.

President Mbasogo alluded to the current developments in parts of Africa, particularly, Libya, Tunisia and Sudan, and said the trend was a new strategy by the West to cause con­fusion in Africa and keep the continent perpetually under domination.

Expressing gratitude to his colleague heads of state for supporting his chairmanship of the AU, President Mbasogo appealed to them to show a renewed sense of unity and solidarity and continue to stand up against the machina­tion of the West.

Source: Daily Graphic

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