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Ghana and Turkey Forge Strategic Alliance in Science, Technology, and Innovation

July 2, 2024, Accra, Ghana

Today, in a historic moment at the Minister’s Office for Environment, Science, Technology, and Innovation (MESTI), the Honorable Minister Hon. Ophelia Mensah Hayford(MP) of Ghana and Prof. Hasan Mandal, President of TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey), came together to sign a Protocol on Cooperation. This significant agreement paves the way for enhanced collaboration between Ghana and Turkey in the fields of science, technology, and innovation.

The signing ceremony, held amidst great enthusiasm and optimism, marks a new era of partnership aimed at leveraging scientific expertise and innovation to address global challenges and foster sustainable development. Both parties exchanged warm greetings and symbolic gestures, reaffirming the strong bonds of friendship and mutual respect between Ghana and Turkey.

Under the Protocol, Ghana and Turkey commit to joint research initiatives, technology transfer programs, and capacity-building efforts. This collaboration aims to accelerate innovation, strengthen research capabilities, and drive economic growth that benefits both nations.

The Minister emphasized Ghana’s strategic vision to position itself as a leading hub for innovation in Africa, underscoring the importance of international partnerships in achieving this goal. This agreement also reflects Turkey’s commitment to promoting global scientific cooperation and knowledge exchange.

As Ghana continues its journey towards scientific advancement and economic prosperity, MESTI remains dedicated to fostering an enabling environment for groundbreaking research and innovation-driven development. This partnership with Turkey is expected to yield tangible benefits and contribute significantly to the socio-economic advancement of both countries.