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Dutch Prime Minister arrives in Ghana

Dutch PM Mark Rutte

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte is in Accra for a two-day visit from November 30 to December 1.

As the first of a Dutch Prime Minister to Ghana, Mr Rutte is hopeful of reaffirming and further strengthening the excellent relations between the two countries.

His visit coincides with that of the French President Emmanuel Macron to Ghana.

The two leaders agreed to visit Ghana together in the aftermath of the AU-EU summit in Abidjan.

President Nana Akufo-Addo is expected to host a lunch for President Macron and Prime Minister Rutte.

Both European leaders will also meet with young Ghanaian entrepreneurs, who have benefitted from start-up accelerator programmes.

The Dutch Prime Minister will have talks with President Nana Akufo-Addo, in which economic cooperation will be high on the agenda.

Ghana and the Netherlands have long-standing relations with recent focus on changing from development cooperation to trade and investments. Other areas of common interest are also on the table, including migration.

Further elements of his tour in Ghana will be a visit to MDK Flowers and Greens, a Dutch company in Tema that produces flowers and plants for export to the Netherlands.

This will be followed by a signing ceremony for a loan, issued by Fidelity Bank to a hospital in Teshie, through the Dutch funded Water and Sanitation programme.

This programme engages the private sector by offering a sustainable financial model for business in water and sanitation.

Source: 3news.com| Ghana

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