The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in concert with its Diplomatic Missions abroad, has the responsibility for the conduct of Ghana’s foreign policy. To that end, the Ministry is the chief advisor to the Government in the formulation of Ghana’s foreign policy. In order to carry out its Mission, the Ministry makes recommendations to the Government on appropriate initiatives, options and responses in the light of unfolding domestic and international events and situations.
Ghana's foreign policy objectives continue to be directed towards the promotion and protection of the interests of Ghana, establishment of a just and equitable international economic policy and social order. The rest are the promotion of respect for international law and treaty obligations and settlement of international disputes by peaceful means as well as adherence to the principles enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, the African Union, the Commonwealth, the ECOWAS Treaty and other organisations of which Ghana is a member.
The current foreign policy goal of Government is to achieve good neighbourliness and pursue economic diplomacy. To this end the policy interventions to be implemented over the medium- term is aimed at achieving the following broad objectives: accelerate economic and social integration with regional and sub-regional states; promote international peace and sustainable development; and leverage the economic and technological opportunities for sustainable development.