Ghana and Ivory Coast have both accepted the ruling of the International Tribunal for the Laws of the Sea (ITLOS), their agents said in a statement after the maritime boundary ruling.
The ITLOS on Saturday ruled in favour of the Ghana, concluding unanimously that Ghana did not violate Ivory Coast’s maritime boundary.
Attorney General Gloria Akufo and Adama Toungara, a special adviser to the Ivorian President, in the joint statement reiterated their mutual commitment to abide by the terms of the judgement.
“Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana seize the opportunity to reiterate the mutual commitment of the two countries to abide by the terms of this decision from the Special Chamber, and to fully collaborate for its implementation. Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana accept the decision, in accordance with the Statute of ITLOS.”
The two countries also affirmed their strong will to work together to strengthen and intensify their brotherly relationships of cooperation and good neighbourliness.
“On the joint behalf of the Presidents and the Peoples of the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire and the Republic of Ghana, I would like to express our gratitude to the Special Chamber of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea for the courteous attention with which the proceedings were conducted,” the statement added.