President Akufo-Addo on Thursday, August 3, 2023, President Akufo-Addo commissioned the Foreign Service Institute.
He described the event as a historic occasion, because the establishment of our nation’s own training institute for Ghanaian diplomats has been a fundamental feature of my tenure as Minister for Foreign Affairs between 2003 and 2007, and, subsequently, since my assumption of office as the President of the Republic in 2017.
He said the completion of the Foreign Service Institute marks an important milestone in Ghana’s efforts to institutionalise a strong foundation for the diplomatic service.
He added that the Akufo-Addo government’s commitment to fostering diplomacy, cultivating international relations, and equipping our diplomats with the necessary skills to navigate the complexities of the ever-changing global landscape is to be enhanced, as we commission this edifice today.
The President said Ghanaian diplomats will, thus, not only be exposed to ideas when they get the opportunity to travel abroad, but also benefit from this essential training at home, where former distinguished diplomats will have the right environment to share their knowledge and experience.