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The 64th Independence Anniversary of the Republic of Ghana

Saturday, 6th March, 2021 marks 64 years since Ghana, the first country south of the Sahara attained independence.

With a population of nearly 30 million, Ghana continues to be a trailblazer in the pursuit of accelerated development in the subregion through ECOWAS, and Africa through the African Union. The coming into being of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AFCFTA) which is headquartered in Accra, Ghana, seeks to push further the boundaries of intra Africa trade with the potential of a single market for goods and  services across 54 countries; allow free movement of business travellers, investment  and  ultimately create a united customs union to streamline trade on the continent. The expected impact on bilateral relations with countries outside the continental foothold cannot be overemphasized .

The successfully organized  Russia-Africa  Summit  in Sochi, from  22nd  to 24th October, 2019  which  witnessed  high-level  interaction  between  President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo and President Vladimir Putin undoubtedly provided the well needed tonic for  the  invigoration  of  the  relations  between Ghana and Russia which dates back to 1960. Envisaged in this  regard  is  the increase in the level of trade and investment in various fields such as Agriculture, Mining, Construction, Oil & Gas,  Science  and  Technology,  Education,  and Health.

Ghana’s approval of the Sputnik V vaccine for use against the coronavirus pandemic  underscores  the  importance  of  the  relations  between  the  two countries.

As we mark another milestone in our country’s history, it is our sincere hope that Ghana’s relations with Russia would be re-energised through cooperation, at all levels for the benefit of our two countries and the people

Long live Ghana-Russia relations.