President Mahama meets Deputy Kenyan President Ruto

President John Mahama
President John Mahama

President John Dramani Mahama on Sunday reiterated Ghana’s commitment and willingness towards ensuring peace and unity in the West African Sub-region and the entire continent.

He said Ghana would also remain loyal to the protocols, political and the socio- economic blocs within the continent.

Mr Mahama Ayariga, Minister of Information and Media Relations, made this known during a media briefing at the Jubilee Lounge of the Kotoka international Airport, in Accra after a closed door meeting with William Samoei Ruta, Deputy President of Kenya, who is on a two-day visit to Ghana.

He said other discussions bothered on the situation in Somalia, which Kenya is seeking the support of other African countries to consider in the forthcoming African Union (AU) Summit slated for next week in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The Information and Media Relations Minister said President Mahama had indicated his readiness to support all African development issues, as he had for sometime become an emerging critical voice for the downtrodden in the continent.

He said former President Jerry John Rawlings, AU Special Representative to Somalia is ready to deal with the Somalia problem and government would therefore give all the necessary support that would provide fertile grounds for peace, unity and effective recovery in the East African country.

Deputy President Ruto said his country is leading the crusade for lasting peace in Somalia on account of being a neighbouring State.

He expressed the hope that peace in Kenya would subsequently open up the region.

Deputy President Ruto called for the institution of intra-African trade as that would engage African countries in frequent interactions to facilitate trade partnerships.

Source: GNA

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