The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, is advocating for stronger trading and investment relations with Denmark, following a 3-day official visit to the country by the Queen of Denmark, Her Majesty Margrethe II.
According to President Akufo-Addo, there is a long history between Ghana and Denmark, dating as far back as the 17th century, evidenced, for example, in one of the greatest assets of the nation bearing a Danish name, i.e. the Christiansborg Castle, which, until recently, was the seat of Government.
He indicated further that “we are looking forward to develop those relations, and we hope your visit will help cement a new relation between our two countries.”
President Akufo-Addo made this known on Thursday, 23rd November, 2017, when he held bilateral talks with Her Majesty Margrethe II, Queen of Denmark, at the Presidency.
With Queen Margrethe II being the first Danish Monarch to visit Ghana, President Akufo-Addo reiterated the commitment of his government towards moving the country to a point beyond aid, by developing good trading and investment relations with Ghana’s partners.
“Increasingly, the focus of Ghanaian policy is to accentuate economic partnership between our partners, to ensure that businessmen can get together and invest in our country, and Ghanaian businessmen, if they can, also invest in [countries like] Denmark,” the President said.
Accompanied by a large business delegation from Denmark, President Akufo-Addo stressed that he was “looking forward to the meetings between the Danish and Ghanaian business delegations”, explaining that it would serve as “a good basis for furthering and deepening the trade and investment relations between us.”
The President continued, “Denmark has been a solid ally, friend and partner of Ghana. There are so many areas of our national life which have been affected by the generosity of the Danish people, and the co-operation development area encompasses many areas.”
This support, the President indicated, “is a support we treasure and value”, and assured Queen Margrethe II that it “has been put to good use.”