Ghana to open an embassy in Norway - Ayorkor Botchway

By Clement Edward Kumsah
Norway

Ghana will soon open an embassy in Norway to boost bilateral relations between the two countries.

This was revealed by Ms Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, Ghana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs in New York following a meeting between President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana and Norway Premier Erna Solberg – both co-Chairs of the Advocacy Group of Eminent Persons for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Ms Botchway said Norway already has an embassy in Ghana and noted that the West African country will also put up one in Oslo, the Norwegian capital.

“They [Mr Akufo-Addo and Ms Solberg] also looked at the bilateral relations between our two countries. We are working very well; we have some Norwegian companies in Ghana who are doing business, with some in the oil and gas industry.

“The President also did announce to her that very soon, we will be opening an embassy in Oslo,” Ms Botchway told Moro Awudu.

The 73rd session of the UN General Assembly has officially opened on the theme: “Making the United Nations relevant to all people: Global leadership and shared responsibility for peaceful, equitable and sustainable societies”.

President Akufo-Addo is expected to participate in a series of events relating to the SDGs, and also deliver a speech at a high-level event on the United Nations Youth Strategy.

He will also receive the 2018 Outstanding Leaders Award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in recognition of his leadership and commitment to championing trade and investment as the means of helping grow Ghana’s economy.

President Akufo-Addo will, in addition, hold bilateral talks with some colleague Heads of State, as well as some CEOs of some global enterprises.

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