- Denmark has apologized to Ghana for playing a role in the slave trade
- A Danish delegation has been to Ghana for talks on trade and development
Decades after the Trans Atlantic slave trade which saw millions of Ghanaians traded as slaves by Colonial masters, the government of Denmark has come to apologize to Ghana for their contribution to the slave trade.
Denmark's apologies were made known during an official visit to the presidency. According to the Danish foreign minister, Anders Samuelson says nothing can justify the inhuman treatment meted out to human beings under the guise of the slave trade.
“We share a dark history of slave trade, a shameful, unforgettable part of Danish history. Nothing can justify it,” Mr. Samuelson said, shortly after a high profile meeting with Ghana’s president.
Meanwhile, Foreign affairs minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway has complained over the high rate of illegal migration. According to her, talks are underway on best ways to address issues of poverty, graduate unemployment among others.
The official visit by the Danish business delegation is part of efforts to boost bilateral relations between both countries.
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