President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Prime Minister Erna Solberg
Ghana and Norway pledge to reinforce ties of co-operation
Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 00:40 (GMT + 9)
The Republic of Ghana and the Kingdom of Norway have pledged to deepen the ties of co-operation that exist between the two countries, following the holding of bilateral talks between President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Prime Minister Erna Solberg on Monday, 24th February 2020.
At a joint press conference addressed by the two leaders, as part of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo's official visit to Norway, he stated that the purpose of the visit is aimed at reinforcing the strong ties of friendship and co-operation that already exist between the two countries.
The two delegations during the meeting
The President expressed the appreciation of the Ghanaian people to the Norwegian Prime Minister and her government and people for the considerable support they have offered Ghana through various interventions, such as the "Oil for Development Programme", which has been running successfully for more than a decade and has enhanced Ghana's capacity to manage her petroleum resources.
He also indicated that the "Fish for Development" initiative signed by the two countries in May 2019 is having a positive impact on the management of Ghana's marine resources for the creation of wealth and jobs, particularly in fishing communities, in line with the realisation of SDG No. 14.
Encouraged by the fact that more Norwegian companies are looking to invest in Ghana, symbolized by the presence of oil and gas giant, Aker Energy, President Akufo-Addo stressed that "I wish to assure the more than fifty (50) Norwegian companies operating in our country that my government will continue to try and maintain a conducive investment atmosphere that would not only guarantee the safety of their investments but also good returns on investments as well."
Author: KOJO EMMANUEL/Pulse Ghana | Read full article here