Ghana and Serbia have renewed their commitment to deepen relations for the mutual benefit of the two countries.
The two countries made the commitment when the First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Serbia, H.E. Ivica Dacic called on the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey(MP) on Monday 20th May 2019, as part of a three day official visit to Ghana to explore ways of deepening cooperation between the two countries.
Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey welcomed her counterpart and his delegation and said that she undertook a similar visit to Serbia in 2018, which helped to renew relations between the two countries. She recalled the historic relations between the first President of Ghana, President Kwame Nkrumah and President Josip Broz Tito of former Yugoslavia, and how the two worked together to form the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) which was to promote global peace and security through the policy of non-alignment.
The Minister stated that Ghana would work to enhance political and economic relations with Serbia and reopen an Embassy in Serbia. She thanked Serbia for its contribution towards the economic development of Ghana in the areas of education, health, CT and construction. Hon. Botchwey also called for enhance cooperation in various areas of development for the mutual benefit of the two countries.
The First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia, H.E. Mr. Ivica Dacic in his address also acknowledged the role played by Ghana and Serbia in the formation of the Non-Aligned Movement and added that this year marked the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
H.E. Mr. Ivica Dacic indicated that there was the need to enhance relations between the two countries both politically and economically. He added that his country would continue to cooperate with Ghana in the areas of education, pharmacy, mining, ICT and sports. He also announced that his country would soon open an Embassy in Ghana to further strengthen relations between the two countries.