Ghana: Turkish President to increase tide between Ghana and Turkey

By Own Correspondent, from Accra, Ghana – Turkish President Abdullah Gul on Wednesday afternoon arrived in Accra to begin a two-day official visit to Ghana. He was welcomed by President John Evans Atta Mills at the Kotoka International Airport .

Turkish President Abdullah Gul

Turkish President Abdullah Gul

Detailed programme drawn for the visit include state meeting with President Mills on ways of strengthening ties between Accra and Ankara and State banquet at the State House on Wednesday evening. President Gul would address Parliament and visit Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum where he would lay a wreath on the tomb of the First President.

President Gul spent sometime savouring the rich cultural display of Ghanaian drumming and dancing and waved to cheer the cultural troupe.

He is accompanied by a delegation of 108 businessmen, investors and academicians, President Gul is in Accra to strengthen relations between Ghana and Turkey.Turkey has just recently posted an envoy to Ghana.

President Gul would use the visit to open an Embassy in Accra while the delegation explored business and investment opportunities in Ghana.