Ghana agrees to air services, visa waiver deals with Malta

Malta will have its national airline flying directly into Ghana due to an air service agreement it has signed with the country.

President Akufo-Addo in Malta

The direct flight would be the first of the Maltese carrier, Air Malta, to Sub-Saharan Africa.

Ghana’s Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey signed the agreements on behalf of Ghana and the Maltese Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion, Carmelo Abela, signed on behalf of Malta. 

The signing ceremony was witnessed by President Akufo Addo and his Maltese counterpart, Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, at the Grand Master Palace in the city of Valletta.

Addressing a joint press conference after the signing ceremony, President Akufo Addo indicated, “The possibility that we are going to have Air Malta coming to Accra directly from here is also a very encouraging sign for us.

“Hopefully by the end of this year, a new national Ghanaian airline will also come into being and that can be also another conduit for our two countries,” President Akufo Addo said.

The Maltese President, Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, in her statement said Malta is excited about the new wave of relations development between her country and Ghana. She observed that one of the most important areas of focus that both Ghana and Malta will have to pay attention is the development of their youthful populations.

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