Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba held talks with Ghanaian Foreign Minister Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey in Accra as part of his African tour.
According to the Foreign Ministry's press service, Kuleba briefed her about Ukraine's efforts to liberate our territories from Russian invaders. He thanked Ghana for solidarity, support of resolutions in the UN and other international organizations aimed at restoring the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, Ghana's participation in the Crimea Platform.
He stressed that Ukraine seeks to establish a new quality partnership with Ghana based on mutual respect, support and benefit.
"As part of the implementation of the African Strategy, which was developed at the Foreign Ministry on behalf of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Ukraine is expanding its presence in Africa. We have reached an agreement with the Ghanaian side: we plan to open the Ukrainian embassy in Ghana soon. The establishment of a diplomatic presence in Accra will give impetus to the development of political contacts, trade, investment, cultural exchanges and cooperation in education," Kuleba said.
The ministers agreed to start preparations for the establishment of a joint commission on trade and economic cooperation.
The parties signed a memorandum on the training of Ghanaian diplomats at the Hennadiy Udovenko Diplomatic Academy under the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry. Ayorkor Botchwey said Ghana was ready to consider the possibility of internships for Ukrainian students studying English.
Kuleba is on the first tour of Africa in the history of Ukrainian diplomacy on 3-12 October.