Ghana and its northern neighbor Burkina Faso agreed here on Friday to deepen their bilateral and economic cooperation in various fields.

The agreement came after a three-day Ghana-Burkina Faso Permanent Joint Commission for Cooperation by 43 senior officials from Burkina Faso and 47 from the Ghanaian side.

A press release issued early Saturday said Burkina Faso’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Alpha Barry, and Ghana’s Minister for Monitoring and Evaluation Anthony Akoto Osei signed on behalf of their governments four broad agreements for cooperation.

“President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of Ghana and President Roch Marc Christian Kabore of Burkina Faso have expressed a very strong commitment to cooperate in all these sectors for the mutual benefit of our peoples,” Akoto Osei said in his closing statement.

He said the two countries are quite advanced in their discussion to team up in developing Railway Interconnectivity Project linking Ghana and Burkina Faso to ensure greater cross-border trade and regional integration.

The two countries also reaffirmed the commitment to enhancing the long-standing and friendly bilateral relations.