President: Ghana will deepen cooperation with Qatar.

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According to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Ghana would strengthen its relationship with Qatar for the sake of both nations.

The President stated that economic and political sectors would be the focal points of bilateral cooperation.

He recalled the kind welcome he always received on his visits to the Kingdom as President of Ghana and praised the two nations for their partnership.

Sheikh Faisal Al Thani, the CEO of the Qatar Investment Authority for Africa and Asia, visited President Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House in Accra yesterday when he was in the middle of speaking.

Diplomatic ties

After more than 30 years of “progressive” relations between the two nations, which were established in 1981 through non-resident representation, Ghana opened its embassy in the Qatari city of Doha in 2018.

The two nations are bound by a number of signed agreements and memorandums of understanding (MoU) that govern their relations, including a 2007 agreement on the prevention of financial evasion and the avoidance of double taxation.

An MoU between the foreign affairs ministries of the two nations was also signed in 2004. It also includes agreements on the creation of a trade and investment committee between the two nations in 2004 as well as a joint business council agreement between the Qatari and Ghanaian chambers of commerce.

The two nations’ commitment to advance relations and raise them to new heights in the interests of their respective nations and peoples is further confirmed by the exchange of reciprocal visits.

Foreign Minister of Israel

In a similar incident, yesterday at Jubilee House, President Akufo-Addo received a courtesy call from Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen. During their conversation, the President requested Israel’s assistance in helping Ghana process and manage its water resources.

The nation may learn a lot from Israel, according to President Akufo-Addo, including its technological advancements in cyber security and its method for harnessing water for useful uses.

Regarding an Africa-Israel summit, where African nations will assemble in Israel in December, he claimed that many African leaders had trouble with such gatherings.

In accordance with that, the President stated, the African Union has developed a procedure for such gatherings.


According to Mr. Cohen, his travel to Ghana was the first bilateral meeting he had ever held in Africa, demonstrating the significance of the two countries relations.

He claimed that the visit was also intended to improve the already friendly ties between the two nations, particularly in the fields of agriculture, cyber security, and health.

In keeping with that, Mr. Cohen claimed he was in charge of a corporate delegation that included experts in infrastructure, agriculture, and cyber security.

He praised Ghana’s contribution to global security and peace, particularly the deployment of around 1,000 Ghanaian peacekeepers to Lebanon.

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