New Delhi: The Minister for Foreign Affairs & Regional Integration of Ghana, H.E. Mrs. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey is on an official visit to India from 16-19 July 2018. Mrs. Botchwey will be meeting External Affairs Minister Swaraj on 18 July 2018. EAM will also be hosting a lunch in her honour. The Ghanaian Foreign Minister had earlier accompanied their President, H.E. Mr. Nana Akufo-Addo to the Founding Conference of the International Solar Alliance held in New Delhi in March 2018.
India-Ghana relations have traditionally been warm and close, based on a common history, shared vision and values. Ghana is one of India’s important partners in West Africa. While bilateral trade stands at US$ 3.5 billion, other important aspects of our relations are investments (India is the second largest investor in Ghana), development partnership, defence cooperation, capacity building, cultural cooperation and people-to-people contacts. There is a sizeable Indian community in Ghana numbering around 10,000.
During the visit, the Cultural Exchange Programme for the period 2018-2022 and the MoU between the Bureau of Indian Standards and Ghana Standards Authority are expected to be signed.