Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Jan. 31, GNA - President John Evans Atta Mills on Monday affirmed the commitment of Ghana to strengthen her relations with sister African nations to propel the development of the Continent.
He reiterated that the things that united countries on the Continent were more than those that divided them, and stressed more co-operation among African nations to fast-track the continent\'s development to become a showpiece to the world.
President Mills made the call when he called on Ethiopian President Wolde Giorgis Girma, on the sidelines of the 16th ordinary session of the African Union (AU) underway in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
\"We want to strengthen our co-operation as African brothers and sisters, so that at the end of the day, we\'ll be able to show to the world that our partnership has produced some good results,\" President Mills said.
He said Ghana cherished her relations with Ethiopia, and traced
the bonds of friendship between Accra and Addis Ababa in the African liberation struggle, remembering Dr Kwame Nkrumah, Emperor Haile Selassie and the other founding fathers of the erstwhile Organisation of African Unity (OAU), the predecessor of the present AU, for their initiatives for continental unity.
President Mills described Ethiopia as an appropriate place for the leaders to meet and discuss the values to be shared to accelerate the
He expressed appreciation to the Government and People of Ethiopia for the hospitality accorded him and the Ghanaian delegation.
President Mills also expressed gratitude for the facilities put at the disposal of the delegation.
President Girma recalled the ideals of the founding fathers of the African Union, and eulogised Kwame Nkrumah for the Pan Africanist cause which laid a strong foundation for African unity.
From Benjamin Mensah, GNA Correspondent in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia