Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs KOKUBA signed a book of condolence at the Embassy of Ghana in response to the passing of former President Jerry John Rawlings, and held informal talks with Ambassador Frank Okyere
Following the passing of H.E. Jerry John Rawlings, former President of Ghana, on November 12, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr. KOKUBA Konosuke visited the Embassy of Ghana in Tokyo on November 18 to sign a condolence book and held informal talks with Ambassador Frank Okyere.
- At the outset, Parliamentary Vice-Minister Kokuba expressed his condolences to the Ghanaian side on the passing of former President Rawlings.
- In response, Ambassador Okyere demonstrated his gratitude to Parliamentary Vice-Minister Kokuba for visiting the Embassy of Ghana, mentioning that former President Rawlings deepened Japan-Ghana relations over the years.
- Parliamentary Vice-Minister Kokuba stated that Ghana has realized democratic changes of government since the Rawlings administration and that Japan is eager to bolster bilateral relations going forward. In response, Ambassador Okyere expressed his gratitude for supports from Japan by referring to outstanding performance by the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research in tackling infectious diseases in Ghana, and stated that Ghana would like to further reinforce cooperation with Japan.