President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has commended France for assisting Ghana, especially in the area of security, with the hope that the bilateral relationship between the two countries will help bring massive development into the country. The President, who was the guest of honour at the laying of the First Stone Ceremony, Friday, for the construction of the new French Embassy in Ghana, acknowledged the important role France had and continued to play in Ghana’s economy. "Our country continues to benefit from France's support in sectors such as health, rural water supply, agriculture, construction, telecommunications and industry, to which we are grateful," the President noted. He continued: "In recent times, Ghana and France have increased collaboration in security matters for the maintenance of peace and security through technical exchanges with the Military and Police Service. France agreed to support the African Union, the development of this collective security system, particularly the African Standby Force, and pledge financial support as well as offered to train 15,000 African troops for peacekeeping."
Source: The Statesmanonline