India and Ghana on 18 July 2018 signed two agreements in an effort to enhance the bilateral cooperation between the two countries. Taking to his Twitter handle, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar confirmed that two MOUs on Cultural Exchange Programme and on cooperation between Bureau of Indian Standards and Ghana Standards Authority was signed.
Botchwey, who is the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration of Ghana, is on a four-day visit to India, having arrived in the country on 16 July 2018. She met External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj, following which both held delegation-level talks respectively.
Swaraj also hosted a lunch in honor for the visiting Ghanaian Foreign Minister. India-Ghana relations have traditionally been warm and close, based on a common history, shared vision, and values. Ghana is one of India’s important partners in West Africa. While bilateral trade stands at USD 3.5 billion, other important aspects of our relations are investments (India is the second largest investor in Ghana), development partnership, defense cooperation, capacity building, cultural cooperation and people-to-people contacts.