Ambassador Phillipp Stadler, right with Head of Cooporation in Ghana, Mathias Feldman.

In a lead up to Ghana’s President, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo’s visit to Switzerland on the 28th and 29th of February, the Swiss Ambassador to Ghana, Philipp Stalder has met with Journalists in Accra to brief them on expectations.

He said central to President Akufo Addo’s visit will be the establishment of a closer partnership in the fight against climate change, trade and economic development relations, as well as peace and security issues.

President Akufo Addo’s visit to Switzerland has been described as historic because he is the first president from a sub-Saharan country to pay a state visit to Switzerland. Ambassador Stalder said the President’s visit is testament “to the excellent bilateral relations that exist between Ghana and Switzerland’’ since 1957.

Meanwhile, the Swiss Embassy says “Ghana has been one of the few priority countries for economic development cooperation, and it will remain one for the next strategic period of 2021-2024’’.

In another development, Ambassador Stalder touted Ghana’s history of peaceful elections and said as the country heads to the polls on December 7, “Ghana has reputation and all should do their best to protect it’’.

story filed by Rebecca Ekpe.

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