Togo Leader On Visit

President Mahama welcoming President Faure Essozimna Gnassingbe to Ghana. Photo. Vincent DzatseTOGOLESE President Faure Essozimna Gnassingbe, was given a cordial reception when he arrived in the country yesterday afternoon, to begin a three-day state visit.

On hand to receive him at the Jubilee Lounge of the Kotoka International Airport were: President John Mahama, Chief of Staff, Prosper Douglas Bani, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Hanna Tetteh, a Senior Presidential Advisor, Alhaji Baba Kamara, Minister for Transport, Dzifa Attivor, and officials of the Togo Embassy.

Also at the airport were scores of members of the Togolese community in Ghana, who welcomed their leader with cultural displays, and waving of miniature Togo flags.

The two leaders and their accompanying officials, later retired for a brief tete-a-tete meeting in camera.

The visit is expected to further enhance and consolidate the friendly and brotherly relatio at Aflao, where the two presidentsns between Ghana and Togo, its people and the two leaders.

Today, at the Flagstaff House, the seat of government, President Mahama will hold bilateral talks with President Gnassingbé, focusing especially, on a joint water project that will serve the two countries, as well as issues bordering on energy and security.

As part of the visit, President Mahama and his guest will jointly inaugurate the West Hills Mall and visit the DanAdams Pharmaceutical Company.

The two leaders will also be the guests of honour at the inauguration of the Atta Mills Centre for Law and Governance at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).

President Gnassingbé, who is accompanied by a number of ministers of state and political leaders from Togo, will also visit the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park and the Asomdwee Park, in Accra.

By Samuel Nuamah

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