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UK’s PM May and Ghana President Akufo-Addo hold bilateral talks

 Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo and British Prime Minister Theresa May

ACCRA, GHANA – British Prime Minister Theresa May and Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo on Monday held bilateral talks as part of Akufo-Addo’s three-day visit to the UK.

According to sources close to the two principals, the UK Prime Minister and the Ghanaian president met to reinforce bonds co-operation between the two countries, and move the bilateral relations to a point beyond aid, according to a release from the Presidency of Ghana.

The Ghanaian leader also discussed with the British leader discussed issues pertaining to the upcoming Commonwealth Summit scheduled for next year.

President Akufo-Addo said he was hopeful that he and Prime Minister May’s tenure in office would be marked by the strengthening of the bilateral relations between Ghana and the UK for the mutual benefit of the two nations and their people.

The Ghanaian leader said his country is looking forward to the Commonwealth Summit to be held in London next year.   Adding, the conference would provide the opportunity to reinvigorate the Commonwealth around its theme of “A Common Future”, and make it a dynamic instrument for the growth of the global community in the 21st Century.

Prime Minister May said she and the people of the UK are looking forward to building a sound relationship, and also in developing historic ties with Ghana over the next 60 years.

Prime Minister May said increasing the volumes of trade between the UK and Ghana is key to boosting growth, progress, and prosperity for the two nations and their respective populations.

 

The British leader said remains hopeful that during her tenure as prime minister, the UK would continue to shape the strong relationship it has with Ghana.

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Michael Harrington

Michael Harrington is a researcher and senior contributing reporter with Globe Afrique Media.

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