ACCRA, March 16 (Xinhua) -- Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama met with visiting Lebanese President Michel Suleiman here on Saturday to discuss peace and security in the Middle East, according to local media reports.
During the meeting, the Ghanaian president pledged efforts to help create a new initiative to resolve the issues between Palestine and Israel.
Mahama stressed the importance of a peaceful Middle East to the rest of the world, saying that was why Ghanaian troops had been working under the United Nations' peacekeeping mission in southern Lebanon for over 30 years.
The Lebanese president said his country was grateful to Ghana for its troops deployed in southern Lebanon under UN Security Council Resolution 1701.
Suleiman said his country was seeking cooperation with Ghana in areas of industry, banking, culture, tourism and agriculture, among others.
Suleiman arrived here Saturday morning for a two-day official visit.