Cote d'Ivoire's Ambassador to Ghana, Bernard Ehui-Koutoua, has paid a courtesy call on the Minister for Energy and Petroleum, 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 was sustained.
He congratulated the Minister for the confidence reposed in him to lead the energy sector as minister, and expressed the hope that he would spearhead the growth of the sector in collaboration with his Ivorian counterpart.
He used the opportunity to announce 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 had set the tone for this interaction when they met on the sidelines of the recent UN summit in the United States.
Mr. Buah, on 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 was the availability of power, adding that his ministry was 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.