The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo is currently in the Central European country after an invite for a two-day state visit.
The purpose of the visit is to tighten the bilateral bond and forge closer partnerships to boost trade, economic and cultural relations between both countries.
It will interest you to know that, Ghana is Switzerland’s 2nd biggest trading partner in Africa, with majority of the trade centered on gold and cocoa exports.
In effort of welcoming Nana Addo and his delegation, President Sommaruga decided to start her address in Twi.
“Onimonyamfoɔ ɛyɛ yɛn anigye sɛ yɛ bɛgye wo ne w’apamfoɔ wɔ yɛn man yi mu,” the Swiss President said, which translates literally as “Honorable members, we are very happy to welcome you and your entourage to our country.”
President Akufo-Addo who was utterly surprised couldn’t help but smile and applaud the Swiss President after her message in Twi.
The Swiss president further described Akufo-Addo’s visit as historic.
“it is only the third of a country south of the Sahara and the first since Ghana obtained its independence in 1957.”
According to her, Switzerland is forever ready to doing more successful trade with Ghana.
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