Angela Merkel visits Ghana today


German Chancellor, Angela Merkel is expected in Ghana today, August 30 for bilateral discussions as part of her three-nation West African tour.

The German Chancellor will on her arrival hold bilateral discussions at the Jubilee House which will focus on Efforts at Ghana’s Economic Resurgence and Migration.

She would be accompanied by the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Gerd Müller and a high-level business delegation

Among the issues to be discussed is security in the sub-region and Ghana’s role in addressing it. Countries which will be in focus during the discussion will be Togo, Mali and Nigeria and the recent efforts of Ghana led by President Akufo-Addo in providing leadership to address the challenges.

According to Minister for Information designate, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah Chancellor Merkel will later participate in a panel discussion on Compact for Africa focusing on the areas of priority for partnership.

He indicated that Ghana has been included in the Compact for Africa and about 100 million Euros are going towards energy and financial services as part of the Government’s efforts to improve the situation in the aforementioned areas.

The visit to Ghana will be the first of a German Chancellor to Ghana since 2004.


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