Knesset launches Israel-Ghana Parliamentary Friendship Group

MKs Avraham Neguise (Likud) and Ksenia Svetlova launched on Tuesday the Israel-Ghana Parliamentary Friendship Group, which will be headed by Neguise.

The event was attended by parliamentarians from Ghana, the African country`s ambassador to Israel, as well as representatives of the Foreign Ministry and the Israel-Africa Chamber of Commerce.

”Israel and Ghana have much in common, including the system of government and respect for religion and tradition,” Neguise said during the ceremony. ”Both nations long for dialogue and parliamentary cooperation in a variety of areas, including the fight against terror, the environment, agriculture and legislation. I hope the prime minister (Benjamin Netanyahu) will visit Africa again and will also reach the western part of the continent and Ghana.”

MK Svetlova said Africa ”is no longer an awakening continent; it has already awakened. The time has come to build ties between the peoples.”

MP Emmanuel Kwasi Bedzrah, head of the Ghana-Israel Friendship Group, noted that the group has been active for three years, and now, with the establishment of the corresponding group in the Knesset, the countries will be able to expand their relations.