Courtesy call by Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga on President Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana
August 31, 2019
On August 31, for about 20 minutes, from 2:00 p.m., Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, with Mr. Manabu Sakai, Member of the House of Representatives (Chairman of the Japan-Ghana Parliamentary Friendship League), and Mr. Hidehiro Mitani, Member of the House of Representatives (Secretary General, Japan- Ghana Parliamentary Friendship League) paid a courtesy call to H. E. Mr. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana. The overview of the meeting is as follows. President Akufo-Addo participated in the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) held from August 28 to 30.
- At the outset, Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga stated, “I was delighted to welcome Your Excellency in Yokohama, my home town. We would like to continue to strength bilateral cooperation." In response, President Akufo-Addo stated, “I appreciate Japan’s warm welcome. Japan is Ghana's reliable friend," and expressed appreciation to Japan's assistance and expectation for investment from Japanese companies.
- Following that, Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga stated that it is truly pleasing to see the heightened momentum for people-to-people exchanges between the two countries by referring to exchanges between Japanese and Ghanan high school students through Yosakoi festival, the appointment of Inawashiro town, Fukushima prefecture, as the host town for Ghana at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, as well as advance in parliamentary exchanges. In response, President Akudo-addo welcomed the increase in cultural and people-to-people exchanges and expressed hope for further exchanges in the future.