Czech - Ghanaian Chamber of Commerce


Mr. Peter Szijjarto, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary is to visit Ghana from 30th November to 1st December as part of activities towards a business forum and the official inauguration of the Hungary Embassy in Ghana. The business forum would take place on 1st December at the Kempinski Hotel, Gold Coast City, Accra from 9:30am.

Hungarian business persons operating in various sectors such as agriculture, agro processing, water management and water sanitation, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), energy, infrastructure, construction and health who wish to establish new contacts would be part of the ministerial delegation.

“After 30 years, His Excellency Peter Szijjarto is back with a strong enthusiastic team ready to work with Ghanaians,” Mr. Andras Szabo, the Hungarian Ambassador, said.

In an interview, Mr. Szabo said the business forum on 1st December would formally be the prime of promoting commercial and economic cooperation between Hungary and Ghana. He said Hungary being one of the emerging economies of East-Central Europe that joined the European Union (EU) 13 years ago, had the intentions of setting up an independent Ghana-Hungarian business council that would help promote partnership between the two countries.

He said: “Our mission in Ghana is fully business focus; we seek to promote Ghana’s economy with our focus being water and sanitation, ICT, construction, waste management, houses, food processing, agriculture and renewable energy. “Ghana is an open, solid, friendly country with no obstacle and our mission here is to see more and more Hungary-Ghana business companies in Ghana helping to transform the economy.”

He mentioned that the merging of the two countries’ cultures was also another way that would help promote the bilateral relations of the two countries adding; “We are going to organise a Hungary music festival every year in Ghana, as culture is something very important that will help the two countries to get to know and understand each other very well.”

On sports, the Hungarian Ambassador mentioned that Hungary, being a sports super power especially in Aquatic sport, was going to share her experiences and capacity with Ghana as well as build sports infrastructures for the country.

There would be series of meetings between President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and some ministers in the two-day event with Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia gracing the inaugural ceremony.

Ghanaian companies that would like to attend the business forum and business to business meeting are requested to register by sending their areas of activity and contact details to or call +233(0)556488650.

Hungary, which is located in East Europe with a population of 10 million and half the size of Ghana, joined the EU in 2004.

Source: Ghana News Agency

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