Cote d’Ivoire’s Ambassador to Ghana, H.E. Bernard Ehui-Koutoua, last Friday October 11, 2013, paid a courtesy call on the Minister for Energy and Petroleum, Mr. Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, at his office in Accra.
Discussions between the two dignitaries centered on areas of collaboration and issues of mutual interest to both countries.
H.E. Ehui-Koutoua acknowledged the cordial relationship between Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire and promised to ensure that it is sustained.
He congratulated the Minister for the confidence reposed in him to lead the energy sector as minister and expressed the hope that he will spearhead the growth of the sector in collaboration with his Ivorian counterpart.
He used the opportunity to annouce that a delegation from his country would visit Ghana later in the month for discussions on pertinent issues concerning both countries, adding that Presidents Mahama and Ouatarra have set the tone for this interaction when they met on the sidelines of the recent UN summit in the United States.
Mr. Buah for his part praised the collaboration between Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire in the area of energy and promised to play an active role in sustaining the cordial relationship.
He recalled some occasions when both countries had to step in with the supply of electricity to each other following some acute crises in power supply.
According to him, the key for economic growth is the availability of power, adding that his ministry is putting in a lot of effort to expand access to electricity.
He thanked the Ambassador for his visit, saying that he was looking forward to the meeting with the delegates from Cote d’Ivoire for discussions in the spirit of peace, consensus building and good neighbourliness.