Delegation of the European Union to Ghana

Visit of Members of European Parliament from the Committee on International Trade (INTA) to Ghana on 20 April, 2017

21/04/2017 - 16:41
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A 13-Member delegation including six Members of the European Parliament’s International Trade Committee paid an official visit to Ghana on 20 April, 2017.

European Parliament's Trade Committee meet with Minister for Trade and Industry, Alan Kyeremateng

The delegation was headed by Mr Bernd Lange, Chairman of the International Trade Committee of the European Parliament.

with Hon. Daniel Nii Kwartei Titus-Glover, Chairman of the Ghanaian parliamentary committee on Trade, Industry and Tourism
with Hon. Daniel Nii Kwartei Titus-Glover, Chairman of the Ghanaian parliamentary committee on Trade, Industry and Tourism

The purpose of the one-day visit was to afford the European Parliament Trade Committee - INTA the opportunity to meet with Ghanaian authorities, Members of Parliament and other relevant stakeholders regarding topics of interests and notably the implementation process of the recently concluded interim Economic Partnership Agreement between Ghana and the EU, regional integration in Western Africa and business and investment environment.

Bernd Lange with Charles Owiredu
Bernd Lange with Charles Owiredu, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Ghana

The delegation met with the Minister for Trade and Industry, Hon. Alan Kyeremateng, with the Parliamentary Committee on Trade and Industry, headed by Hon. Daniel Nii Kwartei Titus-Glover and with the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Hon. Charles Owiredu.

Other meetings were organized with Civil Society Organizations and Private Sector business leaders.

Press Conference with Ghanaian Journalists
Press Conference with Ghanaian Journalists

The European Parliament delegation arrived in Ghana from Ivory Coast, where they had similar meetings with local stakeholders.

The one-day visit concluded with a press conference at the European Union Delegation in Accra.  In this occasion, Mr Lange said that the visit offered to the European Parliament the opportunity for a frank discussion on Ghana situation and the perspectives for a reinforced partnership.

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