Ghana, Ivory Coast reach deal in maritime border dispute – Kofi Annan

Kofi Annan
Kofi Annan

The presidents of Ghana and Ivory Coast have reached a deal after talks on maritime border disputes between their two countries, the mediator, former UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan has told the Reuters news service.

He however, did not disclose any details, and officials have not also disclosed the terms of the agreement, the Reuters report said.

“We have a deal,” Reuters quoted Mr. Annan as saying, after the talks held in Geneva.

Last month the Hamburg-based International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) rejected a request that Ghana suspend all ongoing exploration and development operations in the disputed area in which the Tweneboa, Enyenra, and Ntomme (TEN) project is situated until ITLOS gives its decision on the maritime boundary dispute, which is expected in late 2017.

ITLOS, however, ordered Ghana to suspend new drilling in the disputed area.

It is not clear at this point how this agreement would impact on the court’s decision.

By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi

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