The Federal Chancellor of the Republic of Austria, H.E.  Mr. Karl Nehammar who is on a 2-day working visit to Ghana from 25th to 26th  April, 2023,  participated in a Business Forum which was chaired by the Vice President of the Republic, H.E. Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia on 26th April, 2023 at the Kempinski Hotel prior to a bilateral engagement with the President of the Republic of Ghana.

H.E. Dr. Bawumia in his welcome remarks, noted that the interest of the Austrian business delegation in Ghana will bolster economic cooperation between the two countries. He further commended the Austrian Government in its commitment to enhance collaboration between the private and public sectors of the two countries. In that regard, he indicated that Ghana is open for business and  eager to forge beneficial relationships with Austria.

H.E. Mr. Karl Nehammar intimated his Government’s interest to strengthen its engagements with Africa, especially Ghana. He noted that trade has improved significantly between Ghana and Austria in the past few years. He also expressed his Government’s readiness to further enhance its economic and trade relations with Ghana in areas of mutual interest.

On his part, the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Hon. Kwaku Ampratwum-Sarpong was hopeful that the discussions will not only identify common interests and innovative approaches to strengthen business relations but will also result in the establishment of more Austrian businesses in Ghana and vice versa. He further encouraged the Austrian business delegation to explore the investment opportunities Ghana offers in various sectors of the economy.

The event was attended by members of the business communities from Ghana and Austria.