Hungary signs economic cooperation agreement with Ghana

Int’l Relations

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Hungary and Ghana have signed an economic cooperation agreement and agreed to set up a mixed committee, Hungarian foreign minister Péter Szijjártó told Hungarian news agency MTI late yesterday.

(Photo: kormany.hu/Gergely Botár)

The minister held talks in Accra with Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama and his counterpart, Hanna Tetteh.

The two countries also agreed on a diplomatic exchange program and initialed a visa waiver agreement for holders of diplomatic or service passports.

Szijjártó said the two countries could best work together in IT, cybersecurity and energy modernization.

The minister added that the Hungarian embassy in Accra is on schedule to open next March.

On the subject of the migration crisis, Szijjártó said the EU must work together with Africaʼs stable economies in order to ease  migration pressure from the continentʼs Sub-Saharan region.

Szijjártó said Ghana is prepared to cooperate with the EU to reduce its migration pressure, adding that he and Foreign Minister Tetteh agreed that EU development funds for the region should be spent in a way that will help attain this goal. Hungary will recommend that the European Commission should make it a requirement for African countries to spend a portion of EU funds on measures to ease migration pressures.

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