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National Boundary Commission meets Ghanaian counterpart on maritime issues

Officials of the National Boundary Commission (NBC) and representatives from Ghana in Abuja.

The National Boundary Commission (NBC) has held a Joint Technical Meeting of experts with its Ghana counterparts to continue talks on the process of the delimitation of the common maritime boundary between the two countries.

A statement by the Head of Information National boundary Commission, Mrs. Efe Ovuakporie says the meeting which was convened in Abuja focused on ways to amicably resolve the definition of the maritime boundary between Nigeria and Ghana to forestall any possible future crisis that may arise from the shared aquatic resources and other maritime issues.

Declaring the meeting open, the Minister of States for Foreign Affairs Ambassador Zubairu Dada represented by Ambassador Yahaya Faruk urged officials of both countries to come up with enduring solutions that will further strengthen the already existing cordial relationship between Nigeria and Ghana adding that nature has bequeathed both countries with shared culture and values as well as a common boundary in the sea despite geographically being separated by other two countries, Togo and Benin republic.

The Minister lauded the concrete steps taken by both countries which is geared towards addressing any concerns that may affect diplomatic ties whilst fostering unity between both countries.

The Minister enjoined the meeting to come up with practical strategies that would ensure that the maritime boundary definition is economically and mutually beneficial to the two countries explaining that it is the responsibility of the federal government to ensure a healthy relationship amongst its neighbouring countries.

The delegations from Ghana was led by the National Coordinator, Maj. Gen. Emmanuel Kotia.

Reporting by Hassan Hussain, editing by Daniel Adejo.