Ghana and Vietnam discuss bilateral cooperation

April 17, 2024
Ghana and Vietnam discuss bilateral cooperation

Mr. Kwaku Ampratum-Sarpong, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration of Ghana, and Madam Nguyen Minh Hang, the Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, convened in on Tuesday to enhance bilateral cooperation between their respective countries.

During the discussions, Mr. Ampratum-Sarpong emphasized the rich historical bonds between Ghana and , dating back to the 1960s. Ghana established diplomatic relations with Vietnam in 1965, and although the Vietnamese Embassy in Accra closed in 1966 due to political changes in Ghana, the relations remained cordial over the years.

Mr. Ampratum-Sarpong recalled President Kwame Nkrumah's efforts to mediate in the Vietnam civil war, highlighting the unfortunate timing of his overthrow before he could reach Hanoi. Despite the absence of resident missions, the Deputy Minister emphasized the cordial and fruitful nature of the relations between Ghana and Vietnam.

He expressed optimism about Madam Hang's visit marking the beginning of a new chapter in bilateral cooperation, emphasizing their commitment to strengthening ties and exploring new avenues for mutual benefit. The discussions, he noted, offered invaluable insights and numerous opportunities for collaboration, particularly in trade, technical cooperation, agriculture, energy, and technology.

Madam Hang congratulated Ghana on its achievements and expressed confidence in the country's ability to achieve its development targets outlined in the National Medium-Term Development Policy Framework 2022 to 2025. She also commended Ghana for its successful role as a non-permanent member of the Security Council for 2022-2023.

Both parties reaffirmed their commitment to enhancing partnership in various sectors, underscoring the importance of bringing bilateral relations to new heights to meet current demands and promote mutual prosperity and well-being.

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