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Ghana, Guinea-Bissau sign agreement to deepen trade, investment

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The government of Ghana has signed an agreement establishing a Joint Commission for Cooperation with Guinea-Bissau

The document is to serve as the legal framework for addressing the trade and investment ambitions of the two countries. 

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This was signed during a two-day state visit by President Akufo-Addo to Guinea Bissau as part of efforts to further deepen strong relations.

This is in honour of an invitation by Guinea-Bissau’s President, His Excellency Umaru Sissoco Embalo, Chairperson of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS.

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The two countries trade in plastic, furniture, vehicles, aluminum among others. Recent data shows that as of 2019, Ghana exports to Guinea Bissau stood at $441.41 (thousand).

President Akufo-Addo together with a delegation including Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, and officials from the Presidency and Foreign Ministry left for Guinea Bissau on Sunday, May 14, 2023.

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The two presidents, according to the Presidency, will “explore other areas of co-operation to their mutual benefit.”

As part of his visit, President Akufo-Addo will receive the Amilcar Cabral Medal, the highest national honour of Guinea-Bissau and  deliver a lecture at the Law Faculty of the University of Amilcar Cabral.

Akufo Addo in Guinea Bissau
Akufo-Addo welcomed by state officials in Guinea-Bissau

He will also  interact with the contingent of Ghanaian soldiers stationed in Bissau, who are part of the ECOWAS Stabilisation Support Mission.

The President will return to Ghana on Tuesday, 16th May 2018, and in his absence, the Vice President, Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, shall, in accordance with Article 60(8) of the Constitution, act in his stead.


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