President Akufo-Addo Meets Ivorian Diplomats On ITLOS Ruling Today

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will today, September 26, 2017 meet some diplomats from Côte d’Ivoire over last Saturday’s landmark judgment by the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) on the two countries’ maritime dispute.

Minister of Information Mustapha Hamid who disclosed this at a media briefing in Accra, said the meeting will see the two parties come up with a plan on how to actualize the judgment of the court.

“In this coming week, the Ivorian President will send envoys to Ghana and together the two governments will tell the world what it is they are willing to do in respect to this judgment.

ITLOS ruled in favour of Ghana in the maritime boundary dispute between Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire.

The Special Chamber on Saturday September 23, 2017 in its judgment read by Judge Boualem Bouguetaia, President of the Special Chamber rejected Cote d’Ivoire’s argument that Ghana’s coastal lines were unstable and also ruled that Ghana has not violated Côte d’Ivoire’s sovereign rights with its oil exploration activities.