CUBA: GHANA’S FM STARTS VISIT MONDAY

HAVANA– The minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration of Ghana, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, is starting her agenda in Cuba Monday, the Foreign Ministry said.

Botchwey is expected to meet with his counterpart, Bruno Rodriguez, and participate in the signing ceremony of the Agreement for Regular Diplomatic Consultations between the two sides.

On Tuesday, she will pay tribute to the Ghanaian independence leader Kwame Nkrumah at the African Leaders’ Park in this capital.

Cuba and Ghana are betting on strengthening their ties, which were boosted in February, when Cuban Vice President Mercedes Lopez visited that African country.

The two nations established diplomatic relations on December 23, 1959, as a result of a historic meeting by the then prime minister, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, and Commander-in-Chief Fidel Castro, at the Theresa Hotel, in the African-American neighborhood of Harlem, in New York.

Ghana, which limits with Burkina Faso to the north, Togo to the east, CAte d’Ivoire to the west and the Gulf of Guinea (Atlantic Ocean) to the south, was the first sub-Saharan African nation that established diplomatic relations with Cuba.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK