President Akufo-Addo has held bilateral discussions with his Angolan counterpart, João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço, aimed at strengthening the bilateral ties between the two countries.
Addressing a joint press conference with President Lourenço on Friday, August 9, President Akufo-Addo noted that the bilateral talks have “put Ghana-Angola relations on a new level.”
The President noted that the two leaders have resolved to collaborate on all fronts, “working for the eradication of poverty in Africa, for the integration and unification of the continent, for the peaceful resolution of conflicts, and for the search for global peace and security to promote sustainable development around the world.”
With President Akufo-Addo being the first Ghanaian President to visit Angola, he indicated, at the joint press conference, that their meeting centered on boosting the political and economic relations, cultural and people-to-people exchanges, as well as co-operation at the multilateral level.
“Our deliberations also centered on driving investment opportunities, domestic and foreign, into our two countries, and the need for enhanced co-operation and partnership in our development efforts. Towards the realization of the 2030 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, we touched on the need to promote a better world, and addressed global issues relating to the 17 Goals,” he added.
The President expressed the appreciation of the Ghanaian people and their Government to the Government and people of Angola for the support Ghana received in her bid to host the Secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area.
Whilst the two leaders held closed-door discussions, the ministerial teams of the two countries also held discussions aimed at deepening the bilateral relations between the two countries, and exploring, in detail, areas of possible co-operation between Ghana and Angola for the mutual benefit of their two peoples.