Ms Mette Frederiksen, the Prime Minister of Denmark, will embark on a two-day official visit to Ghana from Wednesday, November 24 to Thursday, November 25, 2021, the Danish Embassy in Accra has said.
An official statement issued by the Danish Embassy, and copied to the Ghana News Agency, said her visit would mark the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Denmark and Ghana.
It said the opposition leader from the Liberal Party of Denmark, Mr Jakob Ellemann-Jensen, would join the delegation.
Upon arriving in Ghana, Ms Frederiksen will be received by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, and Mrs Cecilia Abena Dapaah, the Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources.
During the visit, Ms Frederiksen will visit the Frigate Esbern Snare, deployed to the Gulf of Guinea until April 2022.
“The Danish contribution is improving maritime security and deterring piracy in the area, where 30-40 Danish-operated ships are present daily,” it said.
The statement added that the prime minister would also meet with Danish companies and Ghanaian CSOs and explore the extensive water cooperation between Denmark and Ghana.
It said Ms Frederiksen would also visit Tema in connection with the city cooperation between Tema and Aarhus in Denmark.
Speaking ahead of the visit, Ms Frederiksen said she looked forward to exploring Danish contributions to the fight against piracy in the Gulf of Guinea.
“Denmark is one of the primary seafaring nations in the world, and as such, we have a special interest in protecting the global maritime trade.
“…At the same time, the visit is important, marking the strong relationship between Ghana and Denmark. After decades of development aid, our partnership is now developing in new directions,” she said.
Ms Frederiksen was appointed Prime Minister on June 27, 2019.
The Social Democrat Leader led her Party back to power in June 2019. general election.
Then 41, she became the country’s youngest Prime Minister.
She took over the Party leadership in 2015, when her predecessor and Denmark first woman Prime Minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, lost power.