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Ghana-Hungary set to expand relations – President Akufo-Addo

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President Akufo-Addo says Ghana and Hungary have agreed to expand their existing mutual relations in order to provide support to each other at both bilateral and the multilateral level.

Addressing the Presidential Press Corps at a joint press conference with the President of Hungary, Jànos Áder, who commenced a five-day state visit to Ghana today the 13th of January 2022, at the foyer of the Jubilee House, President Akufo-Addo said as part of efforts to expand the relationship between the two countries, a number of agreements will be signed between the two countries to kick-start the expansion agenda.

Agreements between Parties

The agreements, President Akufo-Addo, said are to firstly ensure the continuation of the education exchange programme between the Ministry of Human Capacities of Hungary and the Ministry of Education of Ghana.

Secondly, the agreement assures the mutual visa extension for holders of diplomatic and service passport between the Republic of Ghana and Hungary, as ratified by Ghana’s Parliament in November 2019.

Thirdly, the Memorandum of Understanding on sports cooperation between the Ministry of Human Capacities of Hungary and the Ministry of Youth and Sports in Ghana is covered under the agreement.

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Fourthly, the Memorandum of Understanding with Hungary extends to cooperation in the field of waste management in Kumasi, Takoradi, Tamale and Dambai with the commitment to work towards the establishment of a framework for swift and seamless cooperation between the parties based on “equality, reciprocity and mutual benefits”.

Fifthly, there was the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding in the field of environmental protection and nature conservation which is deemed timely in consideration of the impact of climate change, and the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals number 13.

Schedule of Hungarian Leader

The Hungarian President, János Áder, together with his wife, Anita Herczegh, as part of their state visit to Ghana, will be hosted to a state dinner by President Akufo-Addo and first Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo.

He will also visit the Newill Academy School in Koforidua, and the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum in Accra.

He and his delegation will pay a courtesy call on the Omanhene of the Ogua Traditional Area, Osabarima Kwesi Atta II, and also visit the Kakum National Park.

Before he departs Ghana on the 16th of January 2022, he will meet the Hungarian community in Ghana, pay a courtesy call on the Asantehene, His Majesty, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, visit the Kumasi Waste Water Treatment Plant (KWWTP) built by Hungarian experts.

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