President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has held bilateral discussions with the President of Hungary, Mr János Áder in Vienna, Austria.
The two leaders met on the sides of the R20 Austrian World Summit.
The Hungarian President expressed his appreciation to his Ghanaian counterpart for the invitation to pay an official visit to Ghana in January 2020, and reaffirmed his commitment to deepening the relations between Ghana and Hungary.
President Áder urged strong collaboration between Ghana and Hungary in the areas of agriculture, water, forestry and energy, citing the considerable experience of Hungary in those sectors.
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For his part, President Akufo-Addo thanked the Hungarian leader for reopening the Embassy of Hungary in Accra, which, he explained, presented an opportunity to scale up the relations between the two countries.
He looked forward to the visit to Ghana by President Áder, adding that considerable opportunities existed in Ghana for Hungarian businesses to take advantage of.
President Akufo-Addo also met with a Bulgarian economic analyst, Kristalina Ivanova Georgieva-Kinova, who is currently serving as the Chief Executive Officer of the World Bank.
Describing Ghana as “a success story”, the World Bank CEO noted that with $1.6 billion worth of investments in Ghana, the World Bank would continue to work with Ghana and help develop the country’s capabilities in the areas of energy, human capital development and the economy.
President Akufo-Addo, in response, reiterated his government’s determination to maintain fiscal discipline, manage the economy in a sustainable manner and ultimately realise the vision of moving Ghana to a situation beyond aid.
President Akufo-Addo was in Austria to attend the R20 Austrian World Summit – an initiative which is helping regions, countries and cities to implement the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to meet the global climate protection targets outlined in the Paris Agreement.
He attended the summit in his capacity as co-Chair of the UN Secretary General’s Group of Eminent Advocates on the 2030 SDGs, and on Tuesday, May 28, participated in the high-level panel discussion on the need for leadership to take responsibility in the global process on sustainable development and international co-operation.