President Ali talks to Ghana’s President

The President of Guyana - Dr Irfaan Ali, held a telephonic conversation with the President of Ghana’ - Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on June 25 2021.

Guyana: The President of Guyana – Dr Irfaan Ali, held a telephonic conversation with the President of Ghana’ – Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on June 25 2021.

During their talk, both the Presidents reaffirmed their robust commitment to the longstanding friendly relations between the two nations. Also, they recollected their discussions held during the Ghanaian President’s state visit to Guyana in the year of 2019, when the President met with a delegation led by then Leader of opposition and current Vice-President – Dr Bharrat Jagdeo.

Presidents Ali and Akufo-Addo pledged to develop and deepen the plan for cooperation between the two nations, including in the oil and gas sector and on environmental issues, amongst other areas, during their conversation.

Both the relations share a strong and deep relationship. In the year 2019, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of both nations signed an agreement signed mutual agreements are covering several areas of mutual interest.

The signing of the agreement then followed bilateral talks between President David Granger and Ghanaian Head of State – Nana Akufo-Addo.

Director-General (DG) of the Ministry of the Presidency – Joseph Harmon then informed the media after the signing that one of these fields include – lending technical support to the oil and gas sector.

The diplomatic relations were established between both nations on May 14, 1979. The Ghanian President first time paid his visit to Guyana island in the year 2019 when both the countries celebrated their 40 years of bilateral ties.

Back in the year 1957, Guyana joined in proclaiming Ghana’s Independence. Guyana and the West African country – Ghana are tied in history and common interests. The ties between the two-span four decades.

Credentials noted that Guyana’s first Prime Minister – Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham had a personal relationship with Ghana’s first Prime Minister and President – Dr Kwame Nkrumah.