State visit to Ghana

Visit of the president of the Federal Republic of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, to Ghana Enlarge image Meeting with President Akufo Addo (© Bundespresseamt/Jesco Denzel)

Federal President Frank Walter Steinmeier visited the Republic of Ghana from 11 to 13 December. He met Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana, for political talks focussed on the development of bilateral relations, perspectives for the young generation in Africa, migration and regional stability.

Further topics of the visit included vocational training, academic collaboration and economic cooperation. The Federal President also discussed these topics in Accra with apprentices at a training centre, students at the university and young entrepreneurs from a start up incubator. Furthermore, the Federal President opened a migration centre funded by Germany, where he spoke with returnees. The Federal President found out more about military cooperation between Ghana and Germany at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre. Visit of the president of the Federal Republic of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, to Ghana - Migration Advisory Centre Enlarge image Migration Advisory Centre (© Bundespresseamt/Jesco Denzel)

The Federal President was accompanied by the Federal Minister for Economy and Energy, Brigitte Zypries, and a delegation of 16 representatives of renowned German companies. During a business round table discussion, organized by the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Ghana, Ghanaian and German business persons exchanged information and experiences. Federal Minister Zypries also hold talks with Vice-President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.

Ghana is regarded as West Africa’s most stable democracy. As the second largest economy in West Africa, it is a key country and important political partner for Germany in the region. It is a major country in the “Compact with Africa”-Initiative under Germany’s G20 Presidency.

Bilateral Investment and Reform Partnership

Bilateral Investment and Reform Partnership signed to attract private investment in renewable energies and energy efficiency

the Minister of Finance, Hon. Ken Ofori-Atta, and the German Deputy Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Friedrich Kitschelt, signed the bilateral “Investment and Reform Partnership”, bringing 100 mio. Euros of German government support to promote private investment into renewable energies in Ghana.

Exchange with West Africa through scientific dialogue

Exchange with West Africa through scientific dialogue: The Federal Republic of Germany is funding a unique research centre in Ghana

A "Maria Sibylla Merian Centre for Advanced Studies" is being established with German support in Accra, Ghana. The project partners signed a declaration on December 12 in the presence of Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier confirming their intention to jointly establish this key institution.

President Frank-Walter Steinmeier visited West African Transport Academy (WATA)

President Frank-Walter Steinmeier visited West African Transport Academy (WATA)

President Frank-Walter Steinmeier visited WATA (West African Transport Academy) on December 12. WATA is located in the premises of Scania West Africa in the Free zone, Tema. The Swedish bus and truck manufacturer Scania recently supplied 245 modern city buses for Accra.

State visit to Ghana

Bilateral Investment and Reform Partnership

STATE VISIT OF PRESIDENT FRANK-WALTER STEINMEIER TO GHANA

Toast by President Frank-Walter Steinmeier at a banquet on the occasion of his state visit to Ghana on 12 December 2017 in Accra

Visit of the president of the Federal Republic of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, to Ghana

If I had to name just one heartfelt passion that Ghana and Germany share – and I believe there are more than you might think!–, it would probably be our common fascination with the beautiful game.