Ghana–Iran relations

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Ghana-Iran relations



Ghana–Iran relations refers to the current and historical relationship between Ghana and Iran. Ghana has an embassy in Tehran, Iran,[1] and Iran has an embassy in Ghana.[2]


Ghana and relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran date back to the co–founding of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) by the 1st President of Ghana Kwame Nkrumah in 1961 and President of Ghana John Dramani Mahama described GhanaIran relations as historic, and expressed the accomplishments on lifting of ties to a higher level.[3]

Official visits[edit]

The Islamic Republic of Iran and the 6th President of Iran and 30th Secretary-General of the NAM Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visited Ghana prior to being succeeded in term of office by the 7th President of Iran and 31st Secretary-General of the NAM Hassan Rouhani.[4][5][6][7][8] President Ahmadinejad met with the 12th President of Ghana John Dramani Mahama and members of the Iranian community of Ghana on 16 April 2013 to hold discussions with President John Dramani Mahama on strengthening the Non-Aligned Movement and also co–chair a bilateral meeting between the two countries Ghana and Iran at the Ghanaian presidential palace Flagstaff House and Ahmadinejad was greeted by dozens of Ghanaians carrying banners and flags of Iran and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to welcome the Iranian president.[4][5][6][7][8] Government of Ghana attended the Inauguration of Hassan Rouhani as President of Iran on 3 August 2013 and the Government of Ghana reciprocated with an official state visit on 5 August 2013, by the Vice President of Ghana, Kwesi Amissah-Arthur whom met with the Vice President of Iran, Eshaq Jahangiri on autarky and bilateral trade at the Islamic Republic of Iran's presidential palace, Sa'dabad Palace.[9]



President of Ghana John Dramani Mahama met with Ali Akbar Salehi head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) at Osu Castle as Ghana and Iran have affirmed their commitment to deepen collaboration in the extraction of petroleum and oil and gas drilling (offshore drilling) sector with the commitment of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran (Government of Hassan Rouhani and Government of Mahama) to strengthen its political, trade and cultural relations with the Government of Ghana.[3][10]


  1. ^ "Ghana Embassy in Tehran". Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran". Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Iran pledges assistance to Ghana’s oil and gas sector". Daily Graphic (Ghana). 9 January 2013. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Ahmadinejad: Iran's populist and pariah leaves the stage". BBC News. 4 June 2013. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Iranian leader Ahmadinejad's West Africa tour defended". BBC News. 17 April 2013. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "CPP welcomes President Ahmadinejad visit to Ghana". Ghana News Agency (GNA). 18 April 2013. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "Ghana welcomed Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad". 17 April 2013. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad To Visit Ghana". Government of Ghana. 2013. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  9. ^ "Iran welcomes expansion of trade ties with Ghana: Vice president". Press TV. 5 August 2013. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  10. ^ "Iran’s Rohani urges closer ties with Lebanon, Ghana, North Korea". Press TV. 10 July 2013. Retrieved 12 May 2014.