Ghana and Vietnam Sign MoUs to improve bilateral relations

Ghana and Vietnam Sign MoUs to improve bilateral relations

Ghana and Vietnam have established alliances to improve their bilateral ties.

Ghana and Vietnam hoped to share strong historical ties of enduring friendship that are founded on mutual respect and shared ambitions during a bilateral summit to explore areas of cooperation.

Kwaku Ampratwum-Sarpong, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and regional integration, expressed optimism that Vietnam and Ghana will work together to make significant progress and build a long-lasting cooperation.

On March 28, 1965, Ghana became the tenth nation in Africa and the twenty-sixth nation worldwide to establish diplomatic ties with Vietnam.

Vietnam eventually established its Embassy in Accra on November 5, 1965, then shut it down in June 1966 following the coup d’état that led to President Kwame Nkrumah’s overthrow.

According to Kwaku Ampratwum-Sarpong, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, the meeting not only reaffirms shared interests but also fortifies the connection that the two nations have long treasured.

“For many Ghanaians of the older generation, Vietnam evokes memories of President Nkrumah’s unsuccessful attempt to mediate in the Vietnam Civil war.

He was unfortunately overthrown before he could reach Hanoi, Vietnam. Although Ghana and Vietnam have no resident Missions in each other’s capitals, relations between our two countries over the years have been cordial and fruitful. Your visit, therefore, symbolizes the beginning of a new chapter in our friendship,” Ampratwum-Sarpong indicated.

“It is therefore my fervent hope and expectation that, together we can rekindle the strong bonds of friendship and cooperation for the benefit of our two countries during this important visit. May the discussions pave the way for a future replete with shared successes and joint endeavours for the prosperity and development of our nations,” the Deputy Minister added.

Nguyen Minh Hang, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, praised Ghana for its accomplishments and expressed hope that both nations would gain from this new phase of their relationship.

“Despite your political distance, we are closely following the development endeavour in Ghana and we appreciate the tireless efforts that the people and government of Ghana have made in the course of national development, and I firmly believe that, Ghana will successfully achieve major targets and visions in the national medium term development policy framework at 2022, 2025 . We have long story of friendship and comprehensive cooperation. It is very timely for us to bring our relations to our new height,” Ms Minh Hang.

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