Sweden's new ambassador in Ghana presented his credentials to Ghanaian Head of State, Colonel Ignatius Acheampong, in a ceremony at the Castle, Osu, in Accra on Friday (8 June).
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Background: Sweden's new ambassador in Ghana presented his credentials to Ghanaian Head of State, Colonel Ignatius Acheampong, in a ceremony at the Castle, Osu, in Accra on Friday (8 June).
The new envoy, Mr. Pierre Rudolf Bothen, was escorted to the Castle by protocol officials.
Mr. Bothen told Colonel Acheampong of Sweden's support on the African continent for the struggle for national liberation. He said Sweden had decided to increase its humanitarian assistance to liberation movements. Mr. Bothen also recalled the common interest shown by Ghana and Sweden in the human environment, as demonstrated by the two country's participation in last year's conference on the environment in Stockholm.
In reply, Colonel Acheampong welcomed Mr. Bothen to Ghana. He congratulated Sweden on her enlightened policies towards human suffering, and her unflinching support for fundamental human rights.