President Mahama says government will promote regional integration

President John Mahama

President John Dramani Mahama on Wednesday gave the assurance that Government would continue to uphold most of her foreign policies that would ensure peace, unity and development among her neighbours.

He said: “Government will continue to promote regional integration that will subsequently promote business and massive investment in the country.”

President Mahama gave this assurance when he participated in the second Institute of Economic Affairs Presidential Debate that featured the National Democratic Congress, New Patriotic Party, Convention Peoples Party and Peoples National Convention on account of their representation in Parliament.

The President said his relations with neighbouring countries especially the Ivory Coast was very cordial and his administration would continue to deepen that relation for mutual benefit.

He promised to also cooperate with neighbouring countries to harmonize the tax regimes to ensure the free flow of goods and services among them and to stem the perennial smuggling that had existed among the countries in the past.

President Mahama said government would also adopt economic diplomacy that would promote investment and lift up the image of the country by promoting tourism and other social activities in the country.

The President also promised to continue with the peacekeeping policy that government had upheld in the past saying “government is committed to deepening our foreign policies with our neighbours and other countries.”

Source: GNA

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