Monday, 18 December 2017
No winner or loser in ITLOS ruling – Bawumia

No winner or loser in ITLOS ruling – Bawumia

GHANA’SVice-President, Dr. MahamuduBawumia, is delighted over the International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea’s (ITLOS) judgment in favour of Ghana against Cote d’Ivoire in a maritime boundary dispute.

He, therefore,advised that the ruling should not destroy the ties between the two sovereign nations.
Describing the case as a “friendly and brotherly dispute with Cote Ivoire”, Dr. Bawumia noted it was imperative to head to ITLOS to resolve it rather than resort to any means which could spark conflict.
“There is no winner or loser of this. We are all winners because we will continue to leave in peace with one another and cooperate with one another across many spheres. We took a very good way to resolve this dispute. There was no fighting, there was no quarreling, we just adjudicated at the International Tribunal and the matter, by the grace of God, has been settled,” he said on Saturday.
“We took a very good way to resolve this dispute – there was no fighting or quarrelling,” he said
Speaking at this year’s Kundum Festival of the chiefs and people of Nsein Traditional area in the Western Region on Saturday, Dr. Bawumiawelcomed the decision describing it as good news.
“The judgment is very consistent with Ghana’s position all along. And so we are thankful to God, we are also thankful to our brothers and government of Côte d’Ivoire…I think that on this day, it is very remarkable that we should all receive this good news,” he added.
The occasion also marked 50 years since the enstoolment of AwulaeAgyefi Kwame II, Omanhene of Nsein Traditional area, capital Axim.

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