President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has stated that, Ghana will continue to strengthen diplomatic ties with the rest of the world, in order to consolidate the country’s international reputation as a democratic and peaceful nation.
Addressing diplomats at the annual new year reception, President Akufo Addo, said the government will continue to forge neutrally beneficial partnerships, that will lead to the transformation and enhancement of Ghanaians.
The annual event affords the diplomatic community the opportunity to deliver goodwill messages from their governments to the host government. The diplomats took turns to greet the President and wish the government well.
Foreign Minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway said last year witnessed a robust engagement by Ghana on bilateral and multi-lateral levels. She said Ghana will continue to strengthen its relations with the rest of the world for the nation’s mutual benefit.
Mrs. Ayokor Botchway said government will remain focused in pursuit of Ghana’s foreign policy in attracting international goodwill and solidarity.
The Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, Bernard Ehui Kotoan, praised Ghana’s diplomatic credentials, describing Ghana as a proven model of peace in the sub region.
President Akufo-Addo said he will continue to pursue a policy of good neighborliness with all the countries of Africa and maintain strong support for a peaceful and integrated Africa. He was grateful to the United States for the provision of security in Africa.
He praised the people and leaders of the continent, for the peaceful transfer of power, and wished Nigerians, Senegalese and South Africans the best of luck, in their impending elections.
Vice President, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, First Lady Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo and other members of government, graced the occasion.