SENEGAL-GHANA-ECONOMY / In Accra, Bassirou Diomaye Faye advocates the holding of a new joint cooperation commission – Senegalese press agency

SENEGAL-GHANA-ECONOMY / In Accra, Bassirou Diomaye Faye advocates the holding of a new joint cooperation commission – Senegalese press agency
SENEGAL-GHANA-ECONOMY / In Accra, Bassirou Diomaye Faye advocates the holding of a new joint cooperation commission – Senegalese press agency

Dakar, May 17 (APS) – President Bassirou Diomaye Faye declared Friday in Accra that he had proposed to his Ghanaian counterpart, Nana Akufo-Addo, the upcoming convening of the Senegalese-Ghanaian joint cooperation commission in order to explore the possibilities of a strengthening of collaboration between the two countries.

”I proposed to President Nana Akufo-Addo that we convene the Joint Cooperation Commission to explore all possibilities of collaboration in sectors such as investment, trade, hydrocarbons, defense and security, education , health and tourism,” declared President Faye following a meeting with his Ghanaian counterpart.

The Senegalese head of state is staying in the Ghanaian capital on Friday as part of a 24-hour working visit.

”My visit is part of my desire to renew with you the relations of friendship and cooperation that our two countries have always maintained,” underlined Bassirou Diomaye Faye in a speech of which the APS received a copy.

The Senegalese president considered that the Ghanaian and Senegalese private sectors had a role to play in strengthening bilateral cooperation.

He did not fail to invite them to establish solid partnerships allowing them to exploit the significant opportunities in the two countries and contribute to increasing the volume of trade and investments.

According to data relayed by the BIG, the Government Information Bureau, Ghana remains an important trading partner for Senegal.

”Its exports to Senegal are valued at 43.6 billion FCFA, or 9.0% in 2022. Which makes it one of the country’s main suppliers in the Economic Community of African States area. from the west, behind Nigeria (331.2 billion FCFA, or 68.7%) and Ivory Coast (72.8 billion FCFA, or 15.1%),” argues the BIG.

He reports that these countries account for 92.8% of Senegal’s imports from ECOWAS countries.

Conversely, exports from Senegal to Ghana are estimated at 21.2 billion FCFA in 2022 compared to 14 billion FCFA in 2021, he recalls.

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