The Republic of Ghana and the Kingdom of Norway have pledged to deepen the ties of co-operation that exist between the two countries, following the holding of bilateral talks between President Akufo-Addo and Prime Minister Erna Solberg on February 24, 2020.
At a joint press conference addressed by the two leaders, as part of President Akufo-Addo’s official visit to Norway, President Akufo-Addo stated that the purpose of the visit is aimed at reinforcing the strong ties of friendship and co-operation that already exist between the two countries.
The President expressed the appreciation of the Ghanaian people to the Norwegian Prime Minister and her government and people for the considerable support they have offered Ghana through various interventions, such as the “Oil for Development Programme”, which has been running successfully for more than a decade, and has enhanced Ghana’s capacity to manage her petroleum resources.
He also indicated that the “Fish for Development” initiative signed by the two countries in May 2019 is having a positive impact on the management of Ghana’s marine resources for the creation of wealth and jobs, particularly in fishing communities, in line with the realisation of SDG No. 14.