President Akufo-Addo Congratulates New German President

President Akufo-Addo Congratulates New German President

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has congratulated Herr Frank-Walter Steinmeier on his election, on Sunday, February 12, 2017, as the President of the Federal Republic of Germany.
 
In a statement issued on Monday, February 13, 2017, President Akufo-Addo recalled with fondness “our time as Foreign Affairs Ministers of our respective countries, and the good collaboration and partnership we forged, which enabled our two countries develop further areas of co-operation for the benefit of our two peoples.”
 
President Akufo-Addo wished President Steinmeier and the German people the very best of luck throughout the course of his tenure of office, and in the years to come.
 
“It is my hope that the strong relations between Germany and Ghana will be deepened, and grow from strength to strength,” the statement ended.
 
Frank-Walter Steinmeier was elected president by a parliamentary assembly. The Social Democrat, 61, is one of Germany’s most popular politicians.

The post is largely ceremonial, but the president represents Germany abroad and is seen as carrying moral weight.