British Prime Minister Theresa May has congratulated Ghana’s president-elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on his victory in the Dec 7 presidential elections.

“I wanted to congratulate you on your election as President of the Republic of Ghana. I recognise that it was a hard-fought campaign, and that your margin of victory was very impressive,” she said in a message to Nana Akufo Addo.

May recalled the strong and long-standing relations between both countries, saying she valued it deeply. She expressed optimism about the future saying: “The period ahead would offer us a great opportunity to do more for our respective countries.

“I look forward to continuing our excellent co-operation on defence, drugs, crime, and national security, and to working together on challenges such as tackling corruption, alongside our ongoing support to Ghana in areas such as governance, poverty reduction, education and health.

“I hope that we can deepen our economic co-operation.”

May became the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in July 2016, taking over from David Cameron who resigned after a majority in a referendum voted for Britain leave the European Union.