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4 sub-regional neigbours beef up security, econ cooperation

G-D Présidents Koroma  et SirleafG-D Présidents Koroma et Sirleaf (Photo: Executive Mansion Liberia)
May 14, 2012

Four West African states have agree on strengthening border security and economic cooperation and development, during state visits paid to two capitals over the weekend.

Liberia and Sierra Leone are both member states of the 4-nation Mano River Union and both countries share common borders.

President Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone was in Monrovia on a two-day state visit, which resulted into several key agreements on border security, economic cooperation and development.

WADR’s Monrovia Correspondent William Selmah reports from the Liberian capital.

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At the same time, Ghana and Benin have stressed the need for greater co-operation and collaboration between their two countries.

Both West African nations promised to boost their cooperation over the weekend, during a visit to Ghana by Benin’s President Boni Yayi, who is also current Chairman of the African Union (AU).

From the Ghana’s capital, Accra, WADR’s Correspondent Kofi Agyepong reports.

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