Equatorial Guinea and Ghana wish to extend tourism and cultural cooperation

The Republics of Equatorial Guinea and Ghana are looking at the possibility of strengthening cooperation in tourism and culture, as was made clear in the meeting held on 19th April, between the Ambassador from the Republic of Ghana and the Minister for Culture, Tourism and Craft Promotion, Esther Dzifa Ofori and Rufino Ndong Esono Nchama, respectively.

At the meeting they reviewed bilateral relations and the extension of the existing cooperation agreements between the two republics, in the sectors of tourism and culture.

Among the points looked at during the meeting, which took place at the headquarters of the department in Malabo II, were the granting of tourist visas; the establishment of a direct route for commercial flights between Equatorial Guinea and Ghana; and cultural collaboration on the fiftieth anniversary of National Independence.

As a consequence, the minister Ndong Esono pointed out that the matter of the granting of visas for tourists from Ghana had already been looked at by the Head of State, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, and that they can be obtained from the diplomatic missions maintained by the Republic of Equatorial Guinea in Ghana.

In relation to support for encouraging cultural activities in commemoration of Independence Day, Ndong Esono pointed out that Equatorial Guinea was open to cooperation in all sectors, given that the participation of the Ghanaian people would be very welcome.

At the meeting, which was attended by the Vice-Minister and the Secretary of State, Charged with Culture and Craft Promotion, Prudencio Botey Sobole and Jeronimo Nsue Asumu Nchama, they also looked at other points, such as the strengthening on Ghanaian soil of activities by Equatoguinean artists, and the training of human resources in the tourism and culture sector.

Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea

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