Prime Minister Han Duck-soo on Dec. 1 walks with Ghanian officials assigned to greet him after arriving at Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghana. (Office for Government Policy Coordination of Prime Minister's Secretariat)
Prime Minister Han Duck-soo, on a tour of Africa, on Dec. 1 arrived in Ghana after visiting Mozambique.
He is the first high-ranking Korean official to visit the African country since Korea formed bilateral ties in 1977.
The Office for Government Policy Coordination of the Prime Minister's Secretariat said Prime Minister Han will stay in Ghana until Dec. 3.
After talks with Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo, he will attend an official dinner, meet African Continental Free Trade Area Secretary General Wamkele Keabetswe Mene and take part in a meeting of Korean expats and business executives based in Ghana.
The prime minster on Dec. 2 will hold talks with President Akufo-Addo on boosting bilateral cooperation in trade and investment, energy, collaboration in development, and food and ocean security.
The Secretariat said both nations, which mark the 45th anniversary of bilateral relations, are partners who share universal values such as democracy and human rights, adding that it will convey President Yoon Suk Yeol's invitation to his Ghanaian counterpart to visit Korea.
Prime Minister Han will also discuss situations in major global regions as Ghana is a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council from this year to the next.
He will also brief Ghana, a member state of the BIE (Bureau of International Expositions), on Busan's bid to host the 2030 World Expo and request Accra's support to that end. Earlier on Nov. 30, he asked for Mozambique's support for the bid in talks with Mozambican President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi.
By Aisylu Akhmetzianova