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11.04.2007 General News

President Kufuor receives special message from Algeria

By GNA

President John Agyekum Kufuor on Tuesday received a special message from his Algerian counterpart, President Abdulaziz Bouteflika at the Castle, Osu.

The content of the message, delivered by a Special Envoy, was not disclosed.

The Envoy, Mr Ramtane Lamamra, who is the Secretary-General of the Algerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, conveyed the Algerian leader's appreciation to President Kufuor for his participation and contributions during the recent NEPAD brainstorming summit held in Algiers.

He noted that as Chairman of the African Union (AU), his support and that of his other colleague Heads of State was vital for the successful integration of NEPAD into the AU structure.

He said President Bouteflika was looking forward to continuing working with him on that.

Responding, President Kufuor said the summit was a good one and that NEPAD should find its rightful position within the AU. He said it was his hope that the Algerian President would attend the July AU summit in Accra and bring his immeasurable influence to bear on the direction of the Union.

President Kufuor stated that the Accra summit would focus on working towards realising the Union of African States. Present was the Foreign Minister, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

Source: GNA

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