Diplomatic sources on FM Dendias’ visits to Ghana and Gabon

Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias will visit Ghana and Gabon on Wednesday and Thursday, continuing the expansion and strengthening policy of Greece’s relations with the sub-Saharan countries after his recent visit to Rwanda. Diplomatic sources focused on the fact that Ghana and Gabon will on January 1, 2022 assume a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council for two years, noting that as Greece will be candidate for the UN Security Council in 2025-2026, it is considered imperative to strengthen ties with countries that make up the UN Security Council.

Greece will donate 150,000 vaccines against COVID-19 to Ghana and 200,000 to Gabon. The foreign minister of Gabon thanked Greece for the donation, as it was the first European country to offer vaccines to his country. The same sources added that Wednesday’s visit to Gabon implements a promise given last September.

Dendias’ bilateral meetings between the foreign ministers of the two countries, as well as with other officials, are expected to focus on promoting bilateral economic relations.

The Greek minister will also visit a Greek school with 160 pupils in Ghana and will make a donation for the support of the school. Dendias will also make a donation to an organisation indicated by the authorities of Gabon.