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12th Session Of The Ghana-Burkina Faso Permanent Joint Commission For Cooperation Held.

Ghana and Burkina Faso have reaffirmed their commitment to continue to enhance their bilateral relations for their mutual benefit.

This took place during the Twelfth (12th) Session of the Ghana-Burkina Faso Permanent Joint Commission for Cooperation (PJCC) in Accra from 12th to 14th December,2018.

The PJCC which was organized within the framework of enhanced cooperation was at the instance of His Excellency, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his counterpart from Burkina Faso, President Roch Marc Christian Kabore.

During the technical sessions, the two countries considered cooperation within the political, security, legal, economic, trade, investment and energy sectors. Other sectors which were considered included infrastructure, agriculture, water resources environment and social development.

The Director of Africa and Regional Integration Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Mr. Harold Agyeman and the Technical Adviser of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Burkina Faso, Ambassador Daoouda Diallo, led the technical sessions during the PJCC. The technical sessions considered 18 draft Agreements for Cooperation and Memoranda of Understanding, four of the agreements were finalised.

The Minister for the Monitoring and Evaluation of the Republic of Ghana, Hon. Dr. Anthony Akoto Osei (MP) and His Excellency Mr. Alpha Barry, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Burkina Faso, signed the following Agreements for Cooperation and Memorandum of Understanding on behalf of their countries.

  • Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana and the Government of Burkina Faso, relating to the Implementation of a Railway Inter connectivity Project;
  • Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the Republic of Ghana and the Government of Burkina Faso on Security;
  • Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the Republic of Ghana and the Government of Burkina Faso on Sports and Leisure; and
  • Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the Republic of Ghana and the Government of Burkina Faso on Education.

The draft Agreements for Cooperation and Memoranda of Understanding, which required further consultation before finalisation, were deferred for to a future convenient date. The two countries pledged their commitment to concluding the consideration of the remaining agreements and Memoranda of Understanding.