- Ghana and UK have signed a new strategic partnership agreement
- The countries pledged to focus efforts in three main areas
Ghana and the United Kingdom (UK) have signed a strategic partnership agreement to help deepen and strengthen the existing ties, as well as open up new areas for co-operation.
The two nations agreed to focus their collective efforts in three main areas for mutual benefits.
The areas under consideration are building economic development and mutual prosperity by leveraging on the work of the UK-Ghana Business Council, stability and regional security as well as improving health, education and inclusion.
Jeremy Hunt, the UK secretary for foreign and commonwealth affairs, signed for his country, while Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, the minister of foreign affairs and regional Integration, initialled for Ghana.
Per a report by Ghananewsagency.org, Ghana’s vice president, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and Iain Walker, the British High Commissioner to Ghana, witnessed the signing ceremony in Accra at the Jubilee House.
They agreed to deepen their economic relationship through prioritisation of efforts to promote sustainable industrialisation, economic diversification, job creation and greater trade and investment.
On stability and regional security, the two nations recognised the changing threat to stability and security in the region, and agreed to work closely together in that regard.
They agreed to enhance co-operation between UK and Ghanaian institutions and ensure improved capacity building to address the full range of serious organised crime, corruption and border security challenges.
On health, education and inclusion, they agreed to share and develop technical expertise and foster new partnerships between UK and Ghanaian institutions to support high quality, domestically financed services in health, education and social protection.
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