South Korea , Ghana to deepen defence, security relations

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The Republic of South Korea has expressed interest in establishing defence and security relations with Ghana.

Mr Woon-Ki Lyeo, the Ambassador of the Republic of South Korea to Ghana, said the move was in line with his government’s intention to activate bilateral relations with African countries on defence and security.

The Ambassador made this known, when he met with Mr Dominic Nitiwul, the Minister for Defence at the Square as part of efforts to deepen bilateral relations with Ghana.

The Relations between the two countries date back 40 years ago with Ghana benefiting from Korean assistance in a number of ways including Military equipment and training support.

These relations have yielded positive results on both side but this is the first time both were set to start a new relationship in defence and security cooperation.

Mr Woon-Ki, therefore, entreated the new Minister to indicate areas of interest that would inform the new relations.

He also complained to the Minister of the inability of a Korean Construction Company to carry out building project in the country due to some anomaly in the agreement and appealed to him to intervene to enable the company undertake the project.

The Ambassador commended government and the people of Ghana for a peaceful election in December, last year.

Mr Nitiwul acknowledged the long-standing cordial relations between the two countries, indicating that Ghana appreciated the relations with the Republic of Korea and especially Korean government support.

He therefore suggested that since both countries had been friends for 40 years, it was appropriate for them to cement those relations with joint commemorative monumental project.

GNA