The Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara is currently in Ghana for a 2-day official visit. A massive crown stormed the streets of Accra to greet both the President of the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire, Alassane Ouattara and President Nana Akufo Addo. Both Presidents were full of smiles and waving to the crowd which gathered to receive them.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was also in the midst of all the cheers and fans as the presidential convoyed moved with the streets of Accra. The purpose of the visit is to deepen further the already strong relations that exist between the Ghana and the Ivory Coast. Both Countries, as well as explore other areas of co-operation to their mutual benefit.
It is expected that the two leaders will have a closed-door discussion about the cocoa market. The Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta earlier this year during World Economic Forum, discussed the fact that, as the Number 2 cocoa producer in the world, Ghana, together with its next-door neighbor, Cote D’Ivoire, produces $5 billion in cocoa seeds worth.
Those Cocoa seeds in turn fuel a $140 billion cocoa market, in almost none of which Ghana and Cote D’ivore participate. Price takers when we control the supply in the 140 Billion of value in the world so compact to become a game changer.
It is against this backdrop that the two leaders will have a closed-door meeting on the cocoa sector compact among both countries. President Alassane Ouattara is a top Ivoirian economist and has a keen interest in the ensuring both countries benefit from the cocoa market.
Massive Crowd Gather in Accra To Meet Ivorian President, Alassane Ouattara
Earlier this year the President Nana Akufo Addo was also equally received in the Ivorian Capital during an official visit to President Alassane Ouattara. The Two leaders seem to be having a bromance. We hope this continues to a stronger relationship between both countries.