Ghana was the first African country to establish diplomatic relations with the State of Israel and there is a long standing partnership and friendship between the Ghanaian and the Israeli people, since we were both young countries, aspiring to establish our independence, under the leadership of our two nation's forefathers – Kwame Nkrumah and Golda Meir.
Alongside our common past; Israel and Ghana walk a similar path. Both share commitment to the values of Democracy, both have special respect to their cultural and religious traditions and both share an ethos of resurrection and liberation.
Between Israel and Ghana there are fastening economic and trade relations. Israeli companies in the fields of Agriculture, Water management, ICT, energy and infrastructure, are very active in Ghana. There is also a growing number of Israelis who identify Ghana as a preferred investment destination.
One of the Embassy's major tasks is to further develop and deepen these relations, alongside creating the bilateral legal economic agreements infrastructure to facilitate them.
Another field in which the Embassy concentrates its efforts are Development Projects, through MASHAV – Israel's International Development Cooperation Agency.
Following almost 60 years of joint development efforts, Israel is working hand in hand with Ghana to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, through two major projects: One in the field of Early Childhood Education which has been running for over six years in Kumasi and was later launched in Accra and Tamale. The other is in the field of Neonatal Health, through two units that were established in the peripheral hospitals of Kumasi, Suntreso and Kumasi-South. There is also an ongoing program with the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), aiming at reducing child mortality.
The Embassy is committed to continue and accompany these projects towards building local capacities and to expand its partnership with the Ghanaian authorities.
The reopening of the Embassy of Israel in Ghana and the actual official Israeli presence in Ghana, is a unique opportunity to intensify and strengthen the relations between the countries and the already existing friendship, in all fields – Bilateral, Economic, Developmental, Cultural and Public Diplomacy.