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Monday, 06 March 2017

France, Ghana moving forward together

The French Ambassador to Ghana, Mr Francois Pujolas, has congratulated the government and people of Ghana on the occasion of the celebration of the country’s 60th independence anniversary which falls today and said the day also marks 60 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries.He said France and Ghana had cooperated along various areas and would further deepen the friendship in such areas as economic/trade which must be sustainable, security/terrorism, climate change, culture/language, tourism, educational and health, among others. The Embassy of France and its partners will continue to strengthen their partnership with Ghana on many points, as part of Ghana’s regional integration, he stated. Known as “France and Ghana 1957 to 2017: Moving Forward Together”, the French Ambassador said the area of strengthening economic relations, include the French start-ups or the arrival of new French companies. He noted that cultural exchanges would be strengthened between the two countries. This will involve the French language, adding that efforts were being put in place to further improve the teaching and learning of the French language and this would involve modernising the training of the French teachers. The Ambassador stressed the importance of strengthening security with new projects in the field of counter-terrorism, and also fight drug trafficking and also in the area of training military personnel. He was happy to note that a few days after his inaugural ceremony, Ghana’s President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, attended the Africa-France Summit in Bamako on January 13 and 14.

Source: www.graphic.com.gh