France marks National Day today
The Ambassador of France to Ghana,
Mr Francois Pujolas, has said the bilateral relations between France and Ghana have improved significantly .
He was speaking to the Daily Graphic in an exclusive interview ahead of France’s National Day which falls today.
The day is set aside to observe the values of liberty, equality
“Today, these values are synonymous to sustainable development, and they do leave their mark on relations between Africa and Europe, Ghana and France,” he stated, adding that as our slogan says, “Ghana and France are moving forward together” in the right direction.
In the light of this, he said several training sessions had been
Mr Francois Pujolas with the writer
In the area of education, he was happy to note that the number of Ghanaian students studying in France had doubled in the last three years.
He said they would start rolling out their programme of ensuring bilingualism, a vision which was shared by both Presidents of France and Ghana.
This year, he said, they would start the bilingual French/English classes in primary schools for the very first time in Ghana.
The ambassador was happy to note that trade between the two countries had also increased and there was
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and President Emmanuel Macron during an official visit last year
He was also happy to announce the new building of the French Embassy in Accra, which he noted was the symbol of renewal and vitality in the relations between the two countries.
The ambassador said it was very exciting to have the French President,
He said the visit sought to further deepen the relations between the two countries.
The ambassador said the French Embassy would be hosting a reception this evening to be attended by ministers of State, Members of Parliament, religious and traditional leaders, the academia, business executives, members of the diplomatic corps and the French community.