The Government of India and the Government of Ghana have both signed an agreement to exempt visas for people of both countries holding diplomatic and official passports to enter each other’s country.
Dr Jitendra Singh, Indian Union Minister, PMO, on behalf of Indian government and Dr Hanna Tetteh, Ghana’s Foreign Minister, formally inked the agreement on 14 June. President of India Pranab Mukherjee and President of Ghana John Dramani Mahama were also present during the signing of this deal.
This agreement, which will facilitate easy movement for officials on both sides, will allow relations in trade and other fields to be strengthened between the two countries.
At this occasion, Indian President Mukherjee congratulated his counterpart Dramani Mahama on being conferred the position of Co-Chairmanship of the UN Group for Sustainable Development, according to Daily Excelsior.
Mukherjee also recalled a pledge made by India, which saw it offering an assistance of $10 billion to African countries during the 3rd India-Africa Forum Summit held in New Delhi in 2015. He also announced a hike in the scholarship programmes which India offers to Ghana, especially in the IT sector. A West African country bordering the Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso, Ghana, known earlier as the Gold Coast, gained independence from the UK in 1957.