Denmark–Ghana relations

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Denmark -Ghana relations
Map indicating locations of Denmark and Ghana

Denmark

Ghana

Denmark– Ghana relations refers to the current and historical relations between Denmark and Ghana. Denmark has an embassy in Accra[1] and Ghana has an embassy in Copenhagen.[2] Relations date back to 1660, when Danes settled the Gold Coast.[3] Bilateral relations are described as warm and strong.[4] Denmark has assisted Ghana with development since 1958.[5]

In 2007, Danish export to Ghana amounted 108 million DKK, while Ghanaian export to Denmark amounted 210 million DKK.[5]

Development assistance[edit]

From 1958, Denmark assisted Ghana with development. The development assistance stopped in the end of the 1970s to 1983. Ghana was chosen as a Danish programme country in 1990.[5] Denmark assists Ghana with economic development, peace and stability, health, transport, support to the private sector and the fight against poverty.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Government of Denmark. "Danish embassy in Accra, Ghana". Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Denmark). Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Government of Ghana. "Ghana embassy in Copenhagen, Denmark". Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Ghana). Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "The voice of Denmark is strong in Ghana". Denmark.dk. Denmark.dk. 5 February 2010. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  4. ^ Government of Denmark. "Ambassador's greeting". Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Denmark). Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Denmark). Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c "Landefakta Ghana". Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (in Danish). WayBack Machine. Retrieved 22 December 2011. 
  6. ^ "Ghana — Denmark Partnership Strategy for Development Cooperation 2004-2008". DANIDA. 2003. p. 38. ISBN 87-7964-981-5. Retrieved 17 April 2011.