President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has sent congratulatory message to President Emmanuel Macron on his re-election as French President
President Macron was re-elected on Sunday with 58% of the vote compared to 42% for far-right candidate Marine Le Pen.
He became the first French leader to win re-election after former President Jacques Chirac in 2002.
President Macron will serve the French people for the next five years.
In his congratulatory message on social media, President Akufo-Addo extended best wishes to the French leader on his re-election.
” I wish him well in the discharge of his mandate, and in the crucial tasks of uniting the French nation and helping to weather the buffeting storms confronting Europe and the world”
“I am confident that the future of the French people is secure in his hands. I assure him of my and Ghana’s co-operation and continuing friendship,” President Akufo-Addo said.
Ghana and France have enjoyed cordial relations for the past 65 years on political, linguistic, economic and cultural fronts.
France has supported Ghana’s development efforts, especially the goal towards a more integrated West Africa.
The two countries celebrated 60 years of bilateral relations in 2017, with President Macron visiting the country as the first French leader to visit Ghana
President Macron, after his visit, tweeted “I am proud to be the first French President to visit Ghana. Long live the friendship between France and Ghana”
BY YAW KYEI