Nana Receives Guinea Bissau State Award

President Akufo-Addo


President Nana Akufo-Addo has received Guinea-Bissau’s highest honour, the Amilcar Cabral Medal, named after the renowned African independence warrior Amilcar Lopes da Costa Cabral.

During a visit to Guinea-Bissau on Monday, President Umaro Sissoco Embaló presented him with the country’s highest national accolade.

The three-day state visit afforded the two leaders to hold bilateral discussions and strengthen ties of friendship and co-operation between the two countries.

The two leaders also explored, in detail, areas of possible co-operation between Ghana and Guinea-Bissau for the mutual benefit of both countries’ citizens.

The discussions were centred on education, trade and industry, agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture, environment, science and technology, petroleum and hydrocarbon activities, and tourism, and were held in an atmosphere of fruitful cordiality.

President Akufo-Addo acknowledged the honour bestowed on him and said, “It is an award I will cherish for the rest of my life.”

He praised Ghana and Guinea-Bissau’s long-standing relations and stated that both countries would continue to work together to deepen relations.

In line with the visit, President Akufo-Addo, on behalf of Ghana, signed an agreement to form a Joint Commission for Cooperation with Guinea-Bissau, which will serve as the legal framework for addressing the two countries’ trade and investment aspirations.


By Ernest Kofi Adu