Guinea and Ghana have undertaken to deepen economic ties as preparations near completion for the establishment of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area.
Guinean President Alpha Condé expressed this expectation when Ghana’s Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, delivered a special message from President Nana Akufo-Addo to Prof. Condé
Mr Nkrumah who was in Guinea as President Akufo-Addo’s special envoy, engaged President Condé on how both countries can work to ensure the full implementation of the Free Trade Area.
For his part, President Condé who acknowledged a long standing relationship between Ghana and Guinea, agreed that the free trade area is necessary to deepen economic activity across the continent and help create more opportunities for its people.
Ghana is among six other countries that have put in a bid to host the CFTA secretariat which aims at establishing a single market across the continent and extending the provision of regional public goods, beyond hard infrastructure.
The rest are Kingdom of eSwatini, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Senegal and Madagascar.
Earlier, Mr Nkrumah visited Cape Verde on a similar mission.