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Ghana's president pledges full support for Egypt during AU presidency

MENA , Saturday 26 Jan 2019
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Ghana's president pledges full support for Egypt during AU presidency (Photo: Reuters)
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Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo has pledged his country's full support for Egypt during President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi’s chairmanship of the African Union (AU) this year.

Akufo-Addo's remarks came on Friday during his meeting with Egypt's new Ambassador to Ghana Emad Magdy Hanna, who presented his credentials to the president.

The president described Egypt's chairing of the AU as "an important phase in the African continent’s history."

He conveyed his greetings to President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, praising his wise leadership, which is reflected in mega-development projects set up in the country over the past years.

Akufo-Addo also hailed Egyptian investments in Ghana, and called for increasing the volume of trade and investments between the two countries.

Hanna lauded the presidential programme of the Ghanaian president who is seeking to achieve socio-economic development in his country.

The diplomat also expressed Egypt's interest in opening new vistas for cooperation between Cairo and Accra.

El-Sisi will take over as chairperson of the African Union Assembly from Paul Kagame of Rwanda.

The chairing of the assembly rotates yearly between the five regions of the AU: north, south, east, west and central Africa.

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