Delegation of the European Union to Ghana

European Union (EU) Head of Delegation to Ghana, Irchad Razaaly presents Letters of Credence to Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo President of the Republic of Ghana in Accra – 8 September 2021

13/09/2021 - 15:49
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The new Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Ghana Irchad Razaaly, on Wednesday, 8 September 2021, presented his Letters of Credence to Ghana's President H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee house in Accra. This was after he arrived in the country on 1 September 2021. The ceremony was characterised with preliminary drumming and blowing of horns, in addition to a brass band, which played to officially welcome Ambassador Razaaly.

President Akufo-Addo expressed concern about the delay of the processes to finalise the delisting of Ghana from the EU’s Anti-Money Laundering list and entreated that it be hastened. The president also reiterated Ghana’s willingness to play a part in the covid-19 vaccine production chain. 

Ambassador Razaaly on his part expressed hope and confidence in furthering and deepening the strong relations between the European Union and Ghana. He said the EU will support Ghana in the fight against the novel corona virus especially Ghana’s vision to produce vaccines.

He noted that Presedent Akufo-Addo remain a trusted interlocutor for the international community when it comes to tackling challenges of the region, commending him for his leadership role in ECOWAS and the many interventions in the region at the behest of ECOWAS.

"Our shared interests are clear from developments in the regional security and maritime security. Recent trends in Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad are worrisome. The European Union is very closely involved, and i know the same to be true for Ghana and yourself", Ambassador Razaaly stated.

 

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On Friday 3 September 2021, Ambassador Razaaly met with Ghana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, H.E. Shirley Ayorkor Botchway for a first courtesy call.  He presented copies of his Letters of Credence to the Minister. They discussed issues of mutual concern, collaboration, the forthcoming Political Dialogue among others.

The Minister said Ghana is committed to promoting Anti Money laundering and combating the Financing of Terrorism stressing the nation worked hard to be delisted from the Financial Action Task Force’s grey list. Ghana will ensure more work to preserve Anti Money laundering and combating Financial Terrorism, she stated.

Find the profile of the Ambassador in the attached pdf

 

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