ANGELA MERKEL TO VISIT GHANA IN AUGUST.
The Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, Angela Merkel, will visit Ghana in August,2018. Chancellor Merkel will be accompanied by the Federal Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development, Gerd Müller, and a high-level business delegation. The visit will be the first of a German chancellor since 2004 and it underlines the strong partnership between Ghana and Germany.The visit will focus on the economic cooperation and on promoting investment and business in Ghana. It will also be an opportunity to discuss and take stock of the G20 “Compact with Africa Initiative”, which was launched in June 2017 in Berlin under Germany’s G20 presidency. The compact with Africa aims at bringing more private investment to 10 African partner countries which includes Ghana.Germany is supporting Ghana through long-standing development cooperation programs as well as a new bilateral “Investment and Reform Partnership which was launched in December 2017.Another highlight of German -Ghanaian relations will be the “German African Business Summit (GABS) in Accra from 11-13 February 2019. GABS is the German signature business event in Africa. Top business and government leaders from Germany and Sub-Sahara Africa meet every two years in Africa to promote economic relations between Europe’s largest economy and the fastest growing region in the world. GABS is organized by the Sub-Saharan Initiative of German business (SAFRI). (ICE ACCRA)