The foreign ministers of Israel and Ghana signed a joint declaration to expand cooperation in the fields of agriculture, education, medicine, water management, and pisciculture, and to increase mutual trade.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Avigdor Liberman arrived in Ghana Monday morning (7 September) and met with the President, HE Professor John Evans Atta Mills, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Hon. Alhaji Muhammad Mumuni, and the Minister for Food and Agriculture, Hon. Kwesi Ahwoi.
FM Liberman and Hon. Mumuni signed a fishing agreement according to which Israel will aid Ghana in increasing fish production for export and local consumption. They also signed a joint declaration to expand cooperation in the fields of agriculture, education, medicine, water management, and pisciculture, and to increase trade between the two states.
As a special gesture, FM Liberman presented an agrément to the incoming Ambassador of Ghana to Israel.
FM Liberman said that Israel and Ghana have had a special relationship since 1957, when Ghana was the first African state to establish diplomatic relations with Israel.
FM Liberman told the president and the foreign minister that Israel appreciates the participation of Ghanan soldiers in UNIFIL and raised the issue of Hizbullah curbing UNIFIL’s freedom of action. He added that, in this case, they can see first-hand how Hizbullah engages in incitement and contributes to extremist attempts to undermine stability in the Middle East.