EU and Ghana confer on cocoa and coffee

October 6, 2022
EU and Ghana confer on cocoa and coffee

The European Union (EU) Ambassador to Ghana, Irchad Razaaly has paid a courtesy call on Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah to hold bilateral discussions on how to add more value to Ghanaian cocoa and coffee.

This comes after the Minister had warned in a social media post that Ghana could soon be unable to export cocoa and coffee to European markets due to a proposed legislation calling on the EU to work with African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries to prevent this proposed legislation from becoming a burden to the local cocoa and coffee industries.

Ambassador Razaarly in a tweet explaining the new development said the move is not to ban Ghana from the export of cocoa and coffee to European markets.

He said it is to ensure that cocoa and other commodities are as much as possible produced in a sustainable way.

He acknowledged the close relation between Ghana and the EU giving the assurance that the EU will continue to work with Ghana not only in the cocoa and coffee sub-sectors but across different sectors.

Mr. Oppong Nkrumah on his part thanked the Ambassador for his visit and also assured that the country will continue to align on what is in the mutual interest of both Ghana and the 27-member bloc.

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