German Federal President, H.E. Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, paid a three-day working visit to Ghana from 11th to 13th December, 2017, accompanied by German business and cultural delegations as well as the German Press. The visit was aimed at strengthening the existing bilateral relations between Ghana and Germany. Highlights of the visit included a business round table discussion at the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Ghana; a meeting with H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana; the signing of a declaration of intent on the two countries’ bilateral reform partnership, followed by a joint press conference by the two Presidents; the signing of a declaration of intent on the establishment of the Merian International Centre for Advanced Studies (MICAS) in the University of Ghana; and a State Banquet hosted by President Akufo-Addo in honour of the visiting President. As part of the trip, President Steinmeier also visited the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC), the Artists Alliance Gallery, and the start-up incubator iSpace Ghana, all in Accra. He also opened the Ghanaian German Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration in Accra. It was the first visit of President Steinmeier to an African country since he took office in February 2017.

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