Maldives and Ghana signed two key agreements yesterday to deepen the bilateral relationship between the two nations.
Following their meeting in London at the sidelines of the Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers Meeting in London, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Abdulla Shahid signed the agreements on behalf of Maldives, while the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration of Ghana, Her Excellency Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey signed the agreements on behalf of Ghana. The signing ceremony was held at the Marlborough House in London.
The two agreements signed between the Maldives and Ghana were:
- Agreement between the Government of Maldives and the Government of Ghana on Mutual Exemption of Visa Requirements for their Respective Nationals.
- Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Maldives and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration of Ghana on Political Consultation.
The conclusion of the agreements yesterday is a step towards a closer bilateral exchange between Ghana and Maldives through periodic consultations between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of both countries and increased people-to-people contact facilitated through the mutual exemption of visas.
Maldives established diplomatic relations with Ghana on 10 August 1989.