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Berlin: Präsident der Republik Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo

Pressekonferenz von Präsident Akufo-Addo und Bundeskanzlerin Merkel am 28.02.2018 in Berlin, © Pacific Press via ZUMA Wire


Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel received President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on 28.02.2018 in Berlin. Their discussions focused on the promotion of trade and investment between Germany and Ghana.

At a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Ghana's President, Nana Akufo-Addo, stated that “The era of development aid was not so helpful for the development of our country,” adding that the goal of his government is to make Ghana independent of foreign development aid.

Chancellor Merkel assured Ghana of Germany's help in finding investors and called on Ghana to create the necessary conditions for this. Ghana is a partner of the G20 Compact with Africa initiative, which aims to support private investment in African countries.

The cooperation on the return of Ghanaians who are not entitled to asylum in Germany, to Ghana, the creation of more opportunities for stays in Germany for study and vocational training as well as the reform of the UN were further topics discussed by the two leaders.

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