• Short Summary

    WEST GERMAN FOREIGN MINISTER, WILLY BRANDT, ARRIVED IN ACCRA ON SATURDAY ON A TWO-DAY OFFICIAL VISIT THAT WAS TO FURTHER CEMENT THE STRONG BOND OF FRIENDSHIP AND CO-OPERATION BETWEEN WEST GERMANY AND GHANA.

  • Description

    WEST GERMAN FOREIGN MINISTER, WILLY BRANDT, ARRIVED IN ACCRA ON SATURDAY ON A TWO-DAY OFFICIAL VISIT THAT WAS TO FURTHER CEMENT THE STRONG BOND OF FRIENDSHIP AND CO-OPERATION BETWEEN WEST GERMANY AND GHANA. HERR WILLY BRANDT, WHO IS ALSO VICE CHANCELLOR, WAS WELCOMED AT THE AIRPORT BY THE VICE-CHAIRMAN OF GHANA'S NATIONAL LIBERATION COUNCIL, MR. J.W.K. HARLLEY, WHO RECENTLY VISITED BONN.

    SHORTLY AFTER HE ARRIVED IN ACCRA HERR BRANDT CALLED ON THE CHAIRMAN OF THE NATIONAL LIBERATION COUNCIL, LIEUTENANT-GENERAL ANKRAH.

    HIS CROWD FIRST DAY INCLUDED THE SIGNING OF AN AGREEMENT ON VOLUNTEERS. THE AGREEMENT PROVIDES FOR 30 WEST GERMAN VOLUNTARY WORKERS TO HELP GHANAIAN DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES. MR. P.D. ANIN, THE COMMISSIONER FOR EXTERNAL AFFAIRS, SIGNED FOR GHANA.

    AT A BANQUET THAT EVENING IN HONOUR OF HERR BRANDT, MR. HARLLEY SAID THAT GHANA AND WEST GERMANY WERE LINKED BY COMMON HISTORIES OF TRAGIC DICTATORSHIP AND ENSUING ENORMOUS BURDENS OF RECONSTRUCTION. MR. HARLLEY SAID THAT WEST GERMANY HAD PLAYED A SIGNIFICANT ROLE IN THE ECONOMIC REHABILITATION OF GHANA SINCE THE OVERTHROW OF FORMER PRESIDENT KWAME NKRUMAH TWO YEARS AGO.

    HERR BRANDT SAID HIS GOVERNMENT WAS PREPARED, REGARDLESS OF A STRAINED BUDGETARY POSITION, TO CONTINUE TO ASSIST GHANA TO THE BEST OF ITS ABILITY IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE NATION.

    WEST GERMAN DEVELOPMENT AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMMES TO GHANA ARE ESTIMATED AT SEVERAL MILLION POUNDS.

    SHORTLY AFTER THE 1966 COUP, WEST GERMANY GRANTED GHANA OVER GBP2 MILLION STERLING TO MEET AN URGENT NEED FOR COMMODITY GOODS. GERMAN EXPERTS AND TECHNICIANS ARE WORKING WITH GHANA TELEVISION AND THE NATIONAL INVESTMENT BANK, AND GHANAIAN STUDENTS ARE BEING TRAINED IN WEST GERMANY UNDER GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE FOUNDATION GRANTS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6VQ1GSDY8ER1M0OYY9U2EPBF9
    Media URN:
    VLVA6VQ1GSDY8ER1M0OYY9U2EPBF9
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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