Hungary Reopens Embassy in Ghana

| Updated Dec 01, 2017 at 5:15am



The Hungarian government has reopened its Embassy in Ghana.

This is to further deepen bilateral trade relations with Ghana and also revive cooperation between the two countries.

Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia speaking at the official opening of the Embassy applauded the move, stressing that it has come at an opportune time when Ghana is undergoing tremendous transformation.

He also commended the Hungary for increasing the quota for scholarships for Ghanaians from fifty to 100 students.

Hungary closed its operations in Ghana some thirty years ago.

The decision to reopen the Embassy in Ghana is to partner Ghana in areas of water and sanitation, ICT, waste management, housing, agriculture and renewable energy among others.

The Hungary Ambassador to Ghana Andres Szabo said the sound political and economic foundation of Ghana will attract more Hungary-Ghana business companies to Ghana

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, Peter Szijjarto said Hungary is once again opening its operations to Africa hence the launch of a program dubbed the 'Southern Policy'.

He also announced that Hungary from next year will increase the scholarship quota for Ghanaian students from fifty to one hundred

Vice President Bawumia said Ghana's trade relations with Hungary has been beneficial especially in the area of education.

He was hopeful that the presence of Hungary will deepen existing relations stressing that the Ghanaian economy holds bright prospects for businesses.

Hungary has intentions of setting up an independent Ghana-Hungarian business council that would help promote partnership between the two countries.