Ghana: Ensuring Sub-Regional Security We’ll Support Ghana to Preserve Stability …Fight Terrorism, Criminal Groups in W/a – German Chancellor

The German Chancellor, Olaf Scholz, says it is a clear priority of his government to assist Ghana and other partners to preserve stability and counter the threats posed by terrorists and other criminal groups in the sub-region.

He said Germany was prepared to further expand and refine its cooperation in this regard while liaising closely with the government of Ghana.

“One of the concerning repercussions of the series of coups in the Sahel region is the slowing of cooperation between states in the Sahel and those on the Gulf of Guinea,” he emphasised.

Chancellor Scholz said this when he visited the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping and Training Centre (KAIPTC) as part of his two-day official visit to Ghana.

Chancellor Scholz said terrorists, as part of their operations, exploited every leg of cooperation and unity, stressing that “This is what makes Ghana’s Accra initiative valuable as it fosters cross border cooperation through intelligence sharing and joint operations. Germany and other like-minded partners stand ready to support this by taking pragmatic look at needs on the ground.”

He said the upcoming European Union mission to countries on the Gulf of Guinea would ensure training and provision of equipment to support regional security efforts.

Ghana’s commitment to peace stood beyond the region and the work of the KAIPTC was a testament of the country’s willingness to promote peace and stability on the continent as a whole.