British High Commission, Accra

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British High Commission in Accra
British High Commission Building in Accra.jpg
British High Commission building in Accra
Location Ghana Accra, Ghana
Address Osu Link,
Gamel Abdul Nasser Avenue,
Accra, Ghana
High Commissioner Iain Walker
Website Official website

The High Commission of the United Kingdom in Accra is the chief diplomatic mission of the United Kingdom in Ghana. It is located on Gamel Abdul Nasser Avenue in the Osu district, opposite the Ghana Institute of Journalism and the International Press Centre. The current High Commissioner is Iain Walker who was appointed in 2017.[1]

History[edit]

As fellow members of the Commonwealth of Nations, the United Kingdom and Ghana conduct their diplomatic relations at governmental level, rather than between Heads of State. Therefore, the countries exchange High Commissioners, rather than ambassadors. Britain established a High Commission in Accra in 1957, Sir Ian Maclennan was the first British High Commissioner to Ghana.

The High Commission also represents the British Overseas Territories in Ghana.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "British High Commission Accra". Gov.uk. British Government. Retrieved 2 May 2015.