LONDON, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of Ghana held talks with British Prime Minister Theresa May at 10 Downing Street Monday to strengthen bilateral ties in the mutual interest of their countries.
The President, who is on a three-day visit to Britain, used the meeting to push Ghana’s new posture of moving bilateral relations from dependence to mutual co-operation beyond aid.
An official statement received by the Ghana News Agency (GNA) said both leaders also reflected on next year’s Commonwealth Summit, as preparations for the meeting intensified.
May, the statement said, congratulated Ghana on its recent celebrations of its 60th anniversary of independence, saying that she and the people of Britain were looking forward to building a sound relationship, and also developing historic ties with Ghana for the next 60 years”.
She said increasing the volumes of trade between the two countries was the key to boosting the growth, progress and prosperity of the countries and their respective peoples.
The Prime Minister said next year’s Commonwealth Summit, which would be held in London, would present member states with the opportunity to grow together, and she was pleased that President Akufo-Addo would be participating in the Summit.
She expressed the hope that during her tenure of office, Britain would continue to build on the strong relationship it had with Ghana.
President Akufo-Addo noted that relations between the two countries had held firm, regardless of the governments of the day through the years. He assured May that, under his leadership, the already strong relationship would deepen.
He expressed the hope that their respective tenures would be marked by the strengthening of bilateral relations for the mutual benefit of their citizens.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK