President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has welcomed his visiting Hungarian counterpart, Janos Ader, at the Jubilee House in Accra today.
The three days state visit by the Hungarian President is to affirm their resolve to expand the existing ties between the two nations.
They both pledged their commitment to boost relations between the two nations for the mutual benefit of the people of Ghana and Hungary.
At a press conference, Ghana and Hungary have committed to deepening ties between them, agreeing to a Joint Permanent Commission for Cooperation to accelerate relations at both bilateral and multilateral levels.
The sides have held high-level consultations looking to expand trade relations in the sectors of manufacturing, financial services, pharmaceuticals, ICT, Water management and environmental protection.
They committed to help realize the global commitment of halving greenhouse emissions by 2030.
The President said both sides discussed collaboration in the maintenance of peace and security, especially the challenges in the Sahel region of West Africa, which has witnessed the presence of terrorists and jihadist forces leading to an upsurge in violence and instability in the area.
He thanked the Hungarian President for the support offered to Ghana’s successful candidature for a non-permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council for the years 2022 and 2023.
Ader’s visit to Ghana is a landmark one. It is the first for a Hungarian leader since the fall of communism.
As part of his visit to Ghana, the Hungarian President who is being accompanied by his wife, Anita Herczegh, will be hosted to a state dinner by President Akufo-Addo and first Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House tonight.
He is scheduled to visit the Newill Academy school in Koforidua, and the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum in Accra.
He will also call on the Omanhene of the Ogua Traditional Area, Osabarima Kwesi Atta II, and also visit the Kakum national park.
He will also meet the Hungarian community in Ghana, pay a courtesy call on the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, visit the Kumasi wastewater treatment plant built by Hungarian experts.