Ghana and Ivory Coast Seal Deal on Maritime Dispute

Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara (L) welcomes Ghana's President John Dramani Mahama at the presidential palace in Abidjan, September 5, 2012. REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon

Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara (L) welcomes Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama at the presidential palace in Abidjan, September 5, 2012. REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon

Ghana and Ivory Coast have sealed a deal on a complex maritime border dispute that had resulted in a freeze on new oil drilling in a contested area.

According to former UN Secretary General and mediator in the dispute, Kofi Annan the two parties had come to mutual conclusion but details of the agreement is yet to be made public.

“We have a deal,” the former U.N. secretary general told Reuters, as he wrapped up the talks in Geneva.

It was reported in the media on Sunday that the Ghanaian president was set to go into discussions with his Ivorian counterpart Alassane Ouattara.

A controversial ruling by an international tribunal last month saw a ban on new drilling by Ghana although the country was allowed to continue developing its $4.9 billion offshore oil project.

The court is expected to make a final ruling in 2017.

 

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