George Oppong Weah, Senator of the Montserrado County of Liberia, on Tuesday called on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to congratulate him on his election as President of Ghana.
Mr Weah also discussed issues of mutual concern and benefit to both countries.
According to Mr Weah, the conduct of Ghana’s 2016 elections, which resulted in a peaceful change of government, had cemented Ghana’s position as the true beacon of democracy on the African Continent which should be emulated by all African countries.
The Liberian Senator also applauded the resilience of President Akufo-Addo, who was successful at his third attempt at the presidency, describing it “as a lesson for all of us. If you don’t succeed at your first attempt, try again.”
Mr Weah expressed the hope that the period in office of President Akufo-Addo would be marked by increased bilateral relations between Ghana and Liberia as well as the realisation of the vision of continental integration which, he said, would inure to the benefit of the African people.
With the election of a new President of Liberia slated for October 10 this year, Senator Weah urged Ghana, President Akufo-Addo and ECOWAS to help ensure that the polls are credible to make the results acceptable to all the stakeholders.
President Akufo-Addo thanked the Liberian Senator for the courtesy call and assured him that Ghana would continue to support and advocate for the deepening of democracy in countries within the region.
He said the bonds that existed between Liberia and Ghana would be strengthened even further in the coming years, assuring that Ghana, together with ECOWAS, would do their best to ensure that the upcoming polls passed off peacefully to uphold the will of the Liberian people. GNA