Ghana Renews
Diplomatic Relations with Israel

(September 15, 2011)

Ghana and Israel have renewed their diplomatic relations some 38 years after mutual ties were severed in wake of the Yom Kippur War. For the past four decades, Israel and Ghana maintained only basic ties, through Nigeria.

The Israeli Embassy in Accra, the capital city of Ghana, officially reopened last week. "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," newly appointed Ambassador to Ghana Sharon Bar-Lee told Ynet on Wednesday.

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.

Source: Ynet News