Ukraine plans to open an embassy in Ghana and praises the country for its UN support.

As part of its attempts to increase its presence in Africa, Ukraine intends to open an embassy in Ghana in the near future. When he met with Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, the foreign minister of Ghana, in Accra, Dmytro Kuleba, the minister of foreign affairs of Ukraine, revealed this. The head of Ukrainian diplomacy is now on the first-ever trip to Africa as part of his duties as the director of the MFA of Ukraine.

According to a report on the MFA website of Ukraine, Mr. Kuleba thoroughly briefed his Ghanaian colleague on the efforts being made by his nation to free Ukrainian lands from Russian control. He commended Ghana for its support of UN and other international organizations resolutions that sought to restore Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity as well as for its solidarity with that country. The minister highlighted that Ghana and Ukraine want to begin a new, high-quality collaboration based on mutual respect, support, and benefit.

“Ukraine is increasing its presence in Africa as part of the implementation of the African strategy, which was created at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the direction of President Volodymyr Zelensky. With the consent of the Ghanaian side, we will soon establish an embassy for Ukraine there. Establishing a diplomatic mission in Accra will encourage the growth of political relationships, trade, investments, cultural exchanges, and educational collaboration “said Mr. Kuleba. The approaches to further Ukraine and Ghana’s cooperation in the areas of security, cyber security, digital transformation, and agriculture were thoroughly reviewed by the ministers.

They decided to begin making plans for the Joint Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation. They also discussed methods to ensure that Ghanaian students may once again receive a secure education at Ukrainian universities. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed by the parties for the training of Ghanaian diplomats at the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Hennadiy Udovenko Diplomatic Academy. The Ghanaian minister also disclosed that Ghana is open to the idea of allowing Ukrainian students learning English to participate in internships there.

The Ghanaian Ministry of Foreign Affairs also indicated interest in learning from the Ukrainian experience in the area of countering misinformation, according to Madam Botchway. Following the discussion, the ministers decided to undertake political meetings between the foreign affairs ministries, with officials from other agencies from both nations, in order to create a thorough “road map” for the advancement of bilateral ties between Ghana and Ukraine. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Mr. Kuleba also spoke.