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XINHUA NEWS SERVICE REPORTS FROM THE AFRICAN CONTINENT

 

Ghana solicits Switzerland support
to resolve crises in Mali, Libya            

ACCRA, (Xinhua) -- Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo on Wednesday solicited the support of Switzerland for African Union’s efforts to resolve the crises in Mali, Libya and other States of the Sahel, which are receiving the full brunt of the terrorism menace.

Akufo-Addo made this known at a joint press conference held with the President of Switzerland, Doris Leuthard, after bilateral talks.

Akufo-Addo said the two countries underlined and reinforced their cooperation in helping to end the scourge of terrorism and the threats to peace and sustainable development in Africa and the world.

The Swiss president was in Ghana for a state visit.

The teams from both countries held discussions on foreign affairs, UN reform, finance, security and agriculture, aimed at deepening bilateral relations, as well as exploring other areas of cooperation.

Akufo-Addo said the Federal Republic of Switzerland had earmarked an amount of 80 million U.S. dollars to support the enhanced competitiveness of Ghanaian enterprises in the global market space, as well as help in government’s efforts at diversifying the economy.

Ghana has been classified by Switzerland’s State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) as a priority country for economic development, resulting in the signing of the Swiss cooperation strategy for Ghana.

           

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