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Prez. Alassane Ouattara Commends Ghana’s Independence Journey

Delivering the keynote address, President Alassane Ouattara of Côte d'Ivoire emphasized the deep-rooted ties between the two nations and congratulated Ghana on its milestone anniversary.

President of La Côte d’Ivoire, Alassane Ouattara on Wednesday, March 6, honoredGhana’s 67th Independence Day celebrations as keynote speaker, lauding the country’s resilience and leadership amid current global challenges.

Addressing the gathering at the independence parade in Koforidua, President Ouattara emphasized the strong bond between the two nations and extended congratulations on Ghana’s milestone.

“It is with immense pleasure and pride that I join you today to celebrate the 67th anniversary of Ghana’s independence,” President Ouattara said. “Congratulations to the Ghanaian people for this beautiful milestone.”

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Emphasizing the deep-rooted ties between Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire, President Ouattara acknowledged the shared history, culture and mutual respect that have long characterized the relationship between the two nations.

“Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire are not only bound by geography but also by a shared history and culture,” said President Ouattara. “It is a great honor for me to stand here today, alongside my dear friend and brother, President Nana Akufo-Addo, to celebrate the dignity and pride of the Ghanaian people.”

In an acknowledgment of Ghana’s resilience amidst global challenges, President Ouattara commended President Akufo-Addo for his steadfast leadership in navigating turbulent times, including the COVID-19 pandemic and conflicts in Ukraine and Gaza.

“Despite the adversities faced globally, Ghana has demonstrated remarkable resilience and commitment to progress,” acknowledges President Ouattara. “I extend my heartfelt gratitude to President Akufo-Addo and the people of Ghana for their unwavering dedication to regional integration and cooperation,’ he added.

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Turning his attention to sports, President Ouattara applauded Ghana’s participation in the recently concluded African Cup of Nations held in Côte d’Ivoire, highlighting the spirit of sportsmanship and camaraderie exhibited by both nations.

“Congratulations to Ghana for its stellar performance at the African Cup of Nations,” he said. “Though Côte d’Ivoire emerged victorious, we remain united in friendship and mutual respect,” the Ivorian head of state added.

As keynote speaker, his presence symbolizes the enduring bonds of friendship and cooperation between Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire, reaffirming a shared commitment to progress, prosperity, and peace in the region.

President Alassane Ouattara has been serving as President of Ivory Coast since 4 December 2010.

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