President John Dramani Mahama leaves Accra on Thursday night to attend a meeting of Heads of State of countries along the Gulf of Guinea in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.
The meeting, being convened by President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, will focus on maritime security along the Gulf of Guinea.
A statement copied to the Ghana News Agency from the Flagstaff House Communications Bureau, said President Mahama would also discuss the strengthening of maritime borders with his colleagues in Ivory Coast, Togo, Benin and Nigeria.
According to the statement, the President is also expected to make some strong interventions at the summit.
Ghana has over the last three years upgraded the equipment stock of the Ghana Navy and recently established a Police Marine Unit with a view to check piracy and protect the country?s oil installations and maritime boundaries.
President Mahama is expected back home on Saturday, August 10.