Pretoria - Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday morning held talks at Pretoria's Union Buildings as Akufo-Addo kicked off his two-day visit in the country since Ramaphosa took up office this year.
The meeting between the two heads of State takes place as both countries aim to strengthen existing political, economic and social ties.
In 2007, the SA and the west African country established a Permanent Joint Commission for Cooperation (PJCC) which serves as a structured bilateral mechanism to provide for political, economic, social, cultural, scientific and technical cooperation between the two countries.
According to South African government, the State visit is anticipated to provide an opportunity for the two leaders to also engage in discussions around security, peace and stability on the African continent.
Like South Africa, Ghana is a member State of the African Union. Meanwhile, Akufo-Addo, who was elected into office in January 2017, is the first foreign President to be hosted by Ramaphosa since his administration took over.