India, Ghana ink 2 MoUs - Credits: MEA Twitter
India, Ghana ink 2 MoUs - Credits: MEA Twitter

India, Ghana ink 2 MoUs

ANI | Updated: Jul 19, 2018 01:57 IST

New Delhi [India], Jul 19 (ANI): India and Ghana on Wednesday signed two agreements in an effort to enhance the bilateral cooperation between the two countries.
Taking to his Twitter handle, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar confirmed that two MOUs on Cultural Exchange Programme and on cooperation between Bureau of Indian Standards and Ghana Standards Authority were signed.
"Following the meeting between EAM @sushmaswaraj and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ghana Shirley Botchwey, two MOUs on Cultural Exchange Programme and on cooperation between Bureau of Indian Standards and Ghana Standards Authority were signed," he wrote on the micro-blogging site.



Botchwey, who is the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration of Ghana, is on a four-day visit to India, having arrived in the country on Monday.
She met External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj, following which both held delegation-level talks respectively.
According to Kumar, the two ministers discussed enhancing cooperation in development cooperation, capacity building, trade and investment and people-to-people relationship.
He wrote on Twitter, "Cementing our connect with Africa! EAM @SushmaSwaraj and Ghana Foreign Minister Shirley Botchwey lead the delegation-level talks. Two sides discussed enhancing cooperation in development cooperation, capacity building, trade and investment and people-to-people relationship."


Swaraj also hosted a lunch in honour for the visiting Ghanaian Foreign Minister.
India-Ghana relations have traditionally been warm and close, based on a common history, shared vision and values. Ghana is one of India's important partners in West Africa.
"While bilateral trade stands at USD 3.5 billion, other important aspects of our relations are investments (India is the second largest investor in Ghana), development partnership, defence cooperation, capacity building, cultural cooperation and people-to-people contacts," as per a statement by MEA.
A sizeable Indian community, numbering around 10,000, resides in Ghana. (ANI)

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