In two very colorful and memorable ceremonies in Accra and Oslo, H.E. Mrs. Jennifer Lartey received from the President of the Republic of Ghana, H.E. Mr. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, letters of credence as the first Ambassador and first female to be appointed to represent the country in Norway.
And on 7th March, 2019, Ambassador Mrs. Jennifer Lartey presented her letters of appointment to King Harald V, King of Norway pledging to foster the already existing good relations between both countries.
This is the first time Ghana is opening an Embassy in Norway which is noted for its good management of its oil resource and fish farming.
Ambassador Mrs. Jennifer Lartey and her team will have the special responsibility of sharing some of these best practices with Ghana following its own discovery of oil and gas.
H.E. Mrs. Lartey paid a courtesy call on Sudanese Ambassador, H.E. Dr. Emad Mirghani Abdelhamid Altohamy to formally introduce herself and also offer a hand of co-operation for future endeavours.
H.E. Dr. Altohamy was delighted to receive his colleague and assured her that his doors were always open for any consultation and help H.E. Mrs Lartey may need.
Ghana’s Ambassador also used the opportunity to inform her counterpart that Ghana had decided to open an Embassy in Oslo to offer consular and welfare services to the growing number of Ghanaians in the Norway and the Scandinavian region.
Additionally, Ghana hoped to use the opening of the Embassy as grounds to learn first-hand certain best practices from Norway with regards to the management of its oil and gas resources.
H.E. Ali Hafrad, Ambassador of Algeria to Norway and also the current Dean of the African Ambassadors warmly received H.E. Mrs. Jennifer Lartey, Ghana’s Ambassador to Norway, when the latter paid a courtesy call on him in his capacity as the Dean of the African community of Ambassadors.
During the meeting, both Ambassadors identified areas of mutual interest they could collaborate on including development, migration matters, peace and stability in the African region, a step-up in African-European engagement, fight against terrorism amongst others.
Oil and gas are two natural resources Ghana and Algeria have in common and both countries hoped to learn some best practices in the future.
The Algerian Ambassador expressed his delight in having another member join the African group of Ambassadors and assured his counterpart that his doors were always open for any help, advice or collaboration hereafter.
Ghana’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Norway, H.E. Mrs. Jennifer Lartey paid a courtesy call on her Turkish colleague, Ambassador Ammar BEN LAMINE to formally introduce herself as well as discuss areas of co-operation on the African continent level.
As reform-minded African countries, Ghana and Tunisia are both members of the “G20 Compact with Africa” group that has the goal of promoting and increasing attractiveness of private investment through substantial improvements of the macro, business and financing frameworks.
Both Ambassadors pledged to work together for the greater good of Africa while pursuing and fostering bilateral relations with Norway.