Mette Frederiksen, Prime Minister of Denmark

The Prime Minister of Denmark, Ms. Mette Frederiksen, will embark on a two-day official visit to Ghana starting Wednesday, November 24 to Thursday November 25, 2021.

Her visit is on the occasion of the 60-year anniversary of diplomatic relations between Denmark and Ghana.

The opposition leader from the Liberal Party of Denmark, Mr Jakob Ellemann-Jensen would join the delegation.

Upon her arrival in Ghana, the Prime Minister will be received by H.E. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Mrs. Cecilia Abena Dapaah.

Ms. Mette Frederiksen will visit the Frigate Esbern Snare, which has been deployed to the Gulf of Guinea until April 2022.

The Danish contribution is improving maritime security and deterring piracy in the area, where 30-40 Danish-operated ships are present on a daily basis.

The Prime Minister would also meet with Danish companies, Ghanaian CSOs and explore the extensive water cooperation between Denmark and Ghana.

Ms Frederiksen will also visit Tema in connection with the city-cooperation between Tema and Aarhus in Denmark.

Speaking ahead of her visit to Ghana, Ms Federiksen said, ”I look very much forward to visiting the Danish contribution to the fight against piracy in the Gulf of Guinea. Denmark is one of the primary seafaring nations in the world, and as such we have a special interest in protecting the global maritime trade. That is the reason why Denmark has once again taken the lead in the fight against piracy to protect freedom at sea and the safety of our seafaring people. At the same time, the visit is an important marking of the strong relationship between Ghana and Denmark. After decades of development aid, our partnership is now developing in new directions.”

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