Ghana–Russia relations

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Ghana–Russia relations
Map indicating locations of Ghana and Russia


Embassy of Ghana in Moscow

Ghana–Russia relations (Russian: Российско-Ганские отношения) refers to the bilateral relationship between the two countries, Ghana and Russia. Russia has an embassy in Accra, and Ghana has an embassy in Moscow. Relations are still very friendly and close.

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The links between the two countries particularly dynamic growth in the years of the first president of Ghana Kwame Nkrumah who ruled from 1957 to 1966. In 1997, the Ghana delegation visited the Council of Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation. In 2003, a visit by the delegation of the State Duma of the Russian Federation headed by its deputy chairman A. N. Chilingarovym. In 2004, the Russian Federation, a delegation of the Parliament of Ghana, led by Speaker P. A. Adzheteem. Russia and Ghana actively cooperate in the UN and other international organizations. In February 2004, the New York Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Alexander Saltanov had a conversation with the Foreign Minister of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo. In October 2004, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Yuri Fedotov visited Ghana. In June 2007, "in the margins" of the summit of the Group of Eight took place in Heiligendamm brief meeting between Vladimir Putin and President of Ghana John Kufuor. The practice of bilateral political consultations between the Foreign Ministry. In January 2006, in Accra, at the election of Ghana 2006-2007. of the UN Security Council as a non-permanent member, holds Russian-Ghanaian consulting the UN agenda. In July 2007, the Foreign Ministers of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo working visit to Moscow, during which a protocol was signed ministerial consultations (last consultation was held September 16, 2011). In 2008, Russia's ambassador to Ghana said that he will get assistance from the Russian government to sustain the fight against mosquitoes and environmental pollution in the region would be "very much appreciated" since they are the major problems confronting Ghana. In September 2009 in New York during a working breakfast on behalf of the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, President of Ghana John Atta Mills invited Russian President Medvedev's visit to Ghana on an official visit. In turn, Russian President also invited the Ghanaian counterpart in Moscow. In February 2010, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has sent the President of Ghana, John Atta Mills detailed message on the issues of bilateral cooperation, particularly in the production of hydrocarbons. It was given to the Ghanaian president during a meeting with him in Accra, President of OAO "LUKOIL" V.Yu.Alekperova. The volume of Russian-Ghanaian trade in 2010 amounted to US$146 million (exports - $28 million - produce ferrous and nonferrous metallurgy, fertilizer, paper, and imports - mainly cocoa beans, as well as manganese ore and tropical wood - US$118 million). In May 2003, established Ghanaian–Russian Chamber of Commerce. Ghana is interested in attracting Russian investments in transport, energy, agriculture, mining. The Russian side continues to assist Ghana in the training of national personnel. In the higher education institutions of the country, there are a total of over 2800 educated Ghanaian professionals. In the 2010–11 academic year, 33 students passed (30 - to complete the course and 3 - to graduate school). For the 2011–12 school year for Ghana Goslin are 40 scholarships. A partnership between the Institute of Russian Pushkin and the University of Ghana (Legon), where the Department of the Russian language in the last two years of study and 300.

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