Czech-Ghanaian relations have been at a very good level for many years, resulting from above-standard historical ties. The industrialization of the local economy creates potential for the development of cooperation. The Prime Minister gave a speech at the opening of the Ghana-Czech business forum, which was attended by over 70 Ghanaian businessmen. “Ghana is one of the key partners for the Czech Republic in sub-Saharan Africa. Czech companies, for example, are building hospitals here and helping with the construction of infrastructure. I see great potential for the development of further relations, for example, in the mining industry, energy or defense cooperation. I believe that we will be able to take advantage of these opportunities,” Prime Minister Fiala stated.
Defense-industrial cooperation was also a key topic of the meeting with Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia. Our countries are partners in the field of defense and security, and the Czech Republic supports Ghana’s resilience against the terrorist threat that spreads from the Sahel. A number of Czech companies from the defense industry already operate in the country, whether it is training local pilots, repairing military equipment or other activities. The Prime Minister of the Czech Republic supported the supply of additional defense equipment. “Now we have two important projects: delivery of six L-39NG aircraft and Czech-made rifles. We also discussed a new air transport agreement,” added Petr Fiala.
Health care is one of the long-term priorities of the Czech Republic in Ghana. Czech companies participate in the construction of hospitals here, including the supply of equipment and staff training. Our MEDEVAC program has been contributing to the development of the healthcare system since 2019. The Czech Prime Minister met with Czech doctors at Korle Blu Hospital. “They perform procedures for which the capacities of local doctors are insufficient and at the same time train local doctors. Of course, we want to continue this assistance,” added the prime minister.
On his working trip through sub-Saharan Africa, the Czech Prime Minister has already visited Ethiopia, Kenya and Ghana, his last stop will be the Ivory Coast.