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Ghana, Denmark to deepen trade relations


The governments of Ghana and Denmark have pledged to deepen trade relations in the agriculture, maritime and railway sectors in order to boost trade and investment between the two countries.

At a meeting between the Foreign Ministers of the West African country and European country as part of the Four day Official State visit of the Danish Queen Margrethe II, the two discussed possible avenues through which the two countries can advance commerce between.

The Queen is accompanied by a delegation of some 39 companies who will be engaging their Ghanaian counterparts in various sectors of the economy to find areas of interest to boost investments.

The President, Nana Akufo Addo and the Danish Queen Margrethe II, held bilateral talks at the Flagstaff House after the meeting of the two Foreign Ministers.

The President welcomed the Queen to Ghana recounting how important he and the people of Ghana consider her visit. He reiterated his government’s commitment to build strong ties with Denmark for the benefit of the peoples of their respective countries.

Margrethe Alexandrine was born on April 16, 1940. She is also the supreme authority of the Church of Denmark and Commander-in-Chief of the Danish Defence Forces.

Born into the House of Glücksburg, a royal house with origins in Northern Germany, she is the eldest child of Frederick IX of Denmark and Ingrid of Sweden.

She succeeded her father upon his death on January 14, 1972, having become heir presumptive to her father in 1953 when a constitutional amendment allowed women to ascend the throne.

Margrethe became the first female monarch of Denmark since Margaret I, ruler of the Scandinavian kingdoms from 1375–1412 during the Kalmar Union.

In 1967, she married Henri de Laborde de Monpezat, with whom she has two sons: Crown Prince Frederik (born 1968) and Prince Joachim (born 1969).

She has been on the Danish throne for 45 years, becoming the second-longest reigning Danish monarch after her ancestor Christian IV.


Source: Ghana/Starrfmonline.com/103.5FM/Wilberforce Asare


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