President Akufo-Addo in a chat with Queen Margarethe II of Denmark at the Flagstaff House yesterday
The relations between Ghana and Denmark saw a major boost yesterday following the visit of the Danish Queen, Margrethe II, to the country.
She and her delegation, who are on a five-day official visit to Ghana, paid a courtesy call on President Akufo-Addo at the Flagstaff House.
Elated President Akufo-Addo recalled with nostalgia the longstanding history and relations between Ghana and Denmark, spanning some four centuries.
He was therefore of the firm conviction that the presence of the queen in Ghana would further deepen the cordial relations.
“You know that between you and us, there is a very long history…four or five centuries of history,” he said, whilst noting, “One of our greatest national assets bears your name….Christianborg Castle; it continues to be more a part of the Ghanaian projection.”
For him, “That alone means there is a constant reminder of the relations between us…we are hoping that your visit will develop and cement the relations between our two countries.”
With Ghana’s policy increasingly focusing on developing good trade and investment with its partners, President Akufo-Addo was hopeful that the business delegation that accompanied the Danish Queen would accentuate the economic partnership and investment opportunities for greater cooperation.
“I’m looking forward to the issues between the Danish business people and their Ghanaian counterparts…..Denmark has been a solid ally in so many areas of Ghana’s national lives and we have been affected positively by your generosity,” President Akufo-Addo remarked.
He used the occasion to thank the Danes for their generosity and support “which we treasure and value and have put to good use.”
Queen Magrethe II was pleased to be in Ghana and said she looked forward to deepening the ties between her country and Ghana.
Activities outlined for the state visit include a business conference, cultural visits in Accra, a state dinner hosted by the president and visits to Danish projects in Accra.
Queen Margrethe II is also expected to meet the Danish community in Ghana and visit some cultural sites in the Eastern Region.
Earlier on arrival at the seat of government, the queen had the privilege of inspecting a full guard of honour mounted by the Ghana Armed Forces.
By Charles Takyi-Boadu, Presidential Correspondent