The Presidential Election in the Republic of Ghana
（Statement by Foreign Press Secretary Yasuhisa Kawamura）
1. The Government of Japan welcomes that the presidential election in the Republic of Ghana was held peacefully on December 7th, and congratulates Mr. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on his election as the next President.
2. The Government of Japan hopes that Ghana, as a role model of an African country where democracy has taken root, will continue to promote good governance and foster socio-economic development, and further contribute to peace and stability in Africa, especially in the western African region.