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Israel International Relations:
Ghana-Israel Relations

(Updated September 2011)

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Ghana and Israel maintained mutual ties since Israel's creation but severed their relations in the wake of the Yom Kippur War. For the next four decades, Israel and Ghana maintained only basic ties, through Nigeria.

In September 2011, however, the two countries renewed their diplomatic relations. The Israeli Embassy in Accra, the capital city of Ghana, officially reopened. "It's hard to describe the sense of pride we felt, standing here with a local orchestra playing the anthem and seeing the flag flying in the background," the new Ambassador to Ghana Sharon Bar-Lee said.

The Israeli mission to Ghana presented its credentials to President John Evans Atta Mills, at his bastion. After President Mills accepted the ambassador's credentials, he told the mission that Ghana has a large Israeli business community. "Ghanaians love Israel. It's not unusual to see cars with Israeli flags on them," he added.

Sources: Ynet News

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