Serbia opens an embassy in Accra, Ghana, which is the country’s first embassy in Africa

  • Eastern European nation Serbia opened its first embassy in Africa in Accra, Ghana to strengthen Serbia-Ghana relations
  • The embassy was opened on July 8, 2022, making it the first time that Serbia has opened an embassy on African soil in more than forty years.
  • It was opened by the Serbian Foreign Minister who affirmed that the two countries will work closely together in the fields of agriculture and other

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The opening of the Serbian Embassy in Accra on July 8, 2022 by Serbian Foreign Minister Nikola Selakovic is the first time in four decades that the European country has strong diplomatic relations with an African nation.

The inauguration of the Serbian Embassy in Accra. Photo credit: Africa Facts Zone. Source: Twitter
Source: Twitter

In the words of the Serbian minister, he said Serbia and Ghana have big plans for the future collaboration, especially in the fields of agriculture, defence, digitization, artificial intelligence and education.

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Selakovic pointed out that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, who attended the 60th anniversary from the formation of the Non-Aligned Movement in Belgrade last year, was the first person he met during his visit to Ghana.

Serbian minister cuts ribbon to open embassy
The Serbian minister cuts the ribbon to open the embassy. Photo credit: Africa Facts Zone. Source: Twitter
Source: Twitter

He further added that an agreement was reached on the opening of the Ghana Embassy in Belgrade during the meeting with the President of Ghana, which will be supported by the government of Serbia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The minister underlined his joy that this was their first embassy to be established on the African continent in over 40 years. He said:

Ghana is not only a long-time ally with whom we established diplomatic relations in 1959, but also a dear friend of ours even today, as it was the nation that denied the so-called independence of Kosovo and with which we have benefited from exceptional cooperation in international forums.

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Ghanaian government to pay compensation for demolition of Bulgarian embassy by private property developer

In a previous article, YEN.com.gh wrote about how Ghana is about to pay compensation for the demolition of the Bulgarian Embassy by a private developer in Ghana. Jojo Hagan, a private developer, got permission to evict the residents and demolish the building, which he said was unsuitable for human occupancy.

According to the Honorary Consul of Bulgaria in Ghana, the Ghanaian government would compensate for the loss of the Bulgarian Embassy.

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