Foreign Minister Aiorkor Botchvei on a three-day visit to Israel
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Aiorkor Botchvei (MP) paid a three-day working visit to Israel from November 4 to 7, 2018
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As part of the visit, two ambassadors are expected to hold talks at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem on diplomatic and bilateral relations between the two countries.
Declaration of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which is available Graphic Online said Botchvei will talk with the chairperson, the lobby for relations between Israel and the African countries, MK Avraham Neguise.
After visiting the Old City of Jerusalem and visiting the western wall, the Minister will also hold a visit to Knesset, the one-man parliament of Israel, the legislative body of the country.
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The Foreign Minister is expected to lay a wreath and sign a guest book in Iad Vashem, the Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem.
Ghana is the first country from Montenegro to establish diplomatic relations with Israel in 1956, before independence when an Israeli consulate was established in the country.
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After the collapse of the first President of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah, Israeli military activities in Ghana ended, but Israel continued to assist Ghana in transport, construction, security, research, human training and agriculture.
In a statement released in September 2011, Ghana and Israel have renewed direct diplomatic relations, and since then they have collaborated in various sectors, including health and education.
It is expected that the Minister's visit will strengthen the long-term friendly relations between the two nations.