Danish Prime Minister to visit Ghana

BY: Graphic Online
Danish Prime Minister to visit Ghana
Ms Mette Frederiksen - the Danish Prime Minister

The Prime Minister of Denmark, Ms Mette Frederiksen, will be visiting Ghana from November 24 to 25, 2021 in line with the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Denmark and Ghana.

Ghana is an important partner in West Africa and the broader region, especially concerning peace and security, including maritime security, economic growth and trade.

The opposition leader from the Liberal Party of Denmark, Mr Jakob Ellemann-Jensen, will join the delegation.

In Ghana, the Prime Minister will be received by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, and the Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Madam Cecilia Abena Dapaah.

An official of the Danish Embassy told Graphic Online earlier on Monday afternoon that the Prime Minister will visit the frigate Esbern Snare, which has been deployed to the Gulf of Guinea until April 2022.

The Danish contribution has the aim of improving maritime security and deterring piracy in the area, where 30-40 Danish-operated ships are present on a daily basis.

The Prime Minister will also meet with Danish companies, Ghanaian Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and explore the extensive water cooperation between Denmark and Ghana.

She will visit Tema to hear about the city-cooperation between Tema and Aarhus in Denmark, Danish Covid-19 response for UNICEF activities to improve water and sanitation, and the commercial activities in the water sector.

The Prime Minister will also visit Tema Port, a joint venture by Danish APM Terminals, Bolloré and Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority.

The Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said: ”I look very much forward to visiting the Danish contribution to the fight against piracy in the Gulf of Guinea. Denmark is one of the primary seafaring nations in the world, and as such we have a special interest in protecting the global maritime trade. That is the reason why Denmark has once again taken the lead in the fight against piracy to protect freedom at sea and the safety of our seafaring people.”

The visit also marks the important relationship between Ghana and Denmark and after decades of development aid, the partnership is now developing in new direction.