Ghana and UK strengthen ties


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Accra, Jan. 21, GNA
– Ghana and the United Kingdom have pledged to strengthen the ties of
co-operation between the two countries, and look at new areas of mutual interest.

This was the outcome
of talks on Monday between President Nana Addo dankwa Akufo-Addo and British
Prime Minister Boris Johnson on the sidelines of the ongoing UK-Africa
Investment Summit in London.

President Akufo-Addo
thanked his counterpart for the willingness of the British Government to work
with Ghana on the basis of trade and investment co-operation, and not on
aid-based relations.

He said his
government, over the past three years worked hard to put Ghana’s economy back
on track, thus creating a business-friendly environment that led to Ghana
becoming the largest source of foreign-direct investment in West Africa.

“It is an exciting
time to be in Ghana and to do business in the country. The prospects for
Ghana’s, and, indeed, Africa’s development in the 21st century are
immense. British participation in that development would be very welcome,” he

Mr Johnson lauded
the longstanding relations between Ghana and UK, and commended President
Akufo-Addo for improving and making Ghana’s economy one of the fastest growing
in the world.

He said the UK was
an obvious partner of choice for education, trade and technology, saying his
country was the “ultimate one-stop shop” and “very much the partner of today,
of tomorrow and decades to come.”