Boris welcomes President of Ghana to Downing Street

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PM Bilateral meeting with the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo. 10 Downing Street. Picture by Alice Hodgson/ No 10 Downing Street

Prime Minister Boris Johnson met the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, at Downing Street yesterday (5 April 2022).

The Prime Minister said he welcomed the strength and depth of the partnership between the UK and Ghana, stretching across defence, trade and cultural ties.

Last year the UK signed a trade partnership agreement with Ghana that secured tariff-free trade and provides a platform for greater economic and cultural cooperation.

The deal supports a trading relationship worth £1.2 billion and reinstated the terms of the economic partnership agreement between the two sides when the UK was part of the EU.

Ghana’s largest exports to the UK include mineral fuels and oil, preparations of fish, fruit, cocoa and cocoa preparations. Its top imports include clothing/textiles, machinery and mechanical appliances, and chemical products from the UK.

Recognising the growing security threats in West Africa, the Prime Minister and President Akufo-Addo committed to strengthen our defence and security partnership, including in intelligence sharing and naval capabilities.

The leaders were united in condemnation of Russia’s hostile invasion and attempted subjugation of Ukraine, agreeing on the importance of continued support to the Ukrainian people and diplomatic and economic pressure on the Kremlin.

The leaders said they looked forward to further strengthening the cooperation between our two countries, and to meeting again in person at the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting.

PM Bilateral meeting with the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo. 10 Downing Street. Picture by Tim Hammond / No 10 Downing Street.
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