Ghana/Hungary set to expand relations- President Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo has disclosed that Ghana and Hungary have agreed to expand their existing mutual relations to provide support to each other at both bilateral and the multilateral level.

He disclosed this while addressing the Presidential Press Corps at a joint press conference with the President of Hungary, Jànos Áder, who commenced a five-day state visit to Ghana today the 13th of January 2022, at the foyer of the Jubilee House.

President Akufo-Addo said as part of efforts to expand the relationship between the two countries, a number of agreements will be signed between the two countries to kick start the expansion agenda.

The agreements, President Akufo-Addo, said are first “the continuation of the education exchange programme between the Ministries of Human Capacities of Hungary and the Ministry of Education of Ghana”.

“Secondly, the mutual visa extension for holders of diplomatic and service passport between the Republic of Ghana and Hungary, as ratified by Ghana’s Parliament in November 2019”.

“Thirdly, the Memorandum of Understanding on sports cooperation between the Ministry of Human Capacities of Hungary and the Ministry of Youth and Sports in Ghana”.

“Fourthly, the Memorandum of Understanding with Hungary on cooperation in the field of waste management in Kumasi, Takoradi, Tamale, and Dambai with the commitment to work towards the establishing a framework for swift and seamless cooperation between the parties based on equality, reciprocity, and mutual benefits”.

“Fifthly, the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding in the field of environmental protection and nature conservation which considering the impact of climate change, and the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals number 13, is timely”.

The Hungarian President, János Áder, together with his wife, Anita Herczegh, as part of their state visit to Ghana, will be hosted to a state dinner by President Akufo-Addo and first Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo.

He will also visit the Newill Academy school in Koforidua and the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum in Accra.

He and his delegation will pay a courtesy call on the Omanhene of the Ogua Traditional Area, Osabarima Kwesi Atta II, and also visit the Kakum national park.

Before he departs Ghana on the 16th of January 2022, he will meet the Hungarian community in Ghana, pay a courtesy call on the Asantehene, his majesty, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, visit the Kumasi wastewater treatment plant (KWWTP) built by Hungarian experts.


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