Republic of Ghana
Brazil and Ghana established diplomatic relations in 1960. The Ghanaian Embassy in Brasilia is the only embassy of the country in South America.
Converging positions regarding various themes of the multilateral agenda marked the beginning of bilateral relations. In the 1960s and 1970s, relations were marked by a common agenda focused on the condemnation of the apartheid, on the need for a new international economic order, on disarmament and on the self-determination of peoples. In the 1980s, Ghana co-sponsored the draft resolution submitted by Brazil to the United Nations for the creation of the South Atlantic Peace and Cooperation Zone (ZPCSA).
Bilateral relations gained momentum from the 2000s on. Among West African countries, Ghana has been one of the closest partners of Brazil, jointly working in several Brazilian initiatives of rapprochement with the African Continent, such as the intensification of trade relations and the strengthening of technical cooperation.
Chronology of bilateral relations
1960 - Establishment of diplomatic relations
1961 – Elevation of the Legation of Accra to Embassy status
1973 – Brazilian Foreign Minister Mario Gibson Barboza visits Accra
1978 – King Ashanti visits Brazil
1981 – Vice-President of Ghana, John Graft Johnson, visits Brazil
1984 – Acting Minister of Agriculture of Ghana, Charles K. Annan, visits Brazil
1985 – The Minister of Agriculture of Ghana, Isaac Adjei-Maafo, visits Brazil
2003 – The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Celso Amorim, visits Ghana
2003 – Visit of the Minister of Energy of Ghana, Paa Kwesi Ndoum
2004 – The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nana Akufo-Addo, visits Brazil
2005 – Official visit of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva to Ghana
2005 – Official visit of President John Agyekum Kufuor to Brazil
2007 – Visit of the Minister of Mines and Energy from Brazil, Silas Rondeau, to Ghana
2008 – Visit of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva to Ghana to attend the 12th UNCTAD
2008 – Visit of Vice-President Alhaji Aliu Mahama to Brazil
2008 – The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Ghana, Georgina Wood, visits Brazil
2010 – Visit of Vice-President John Mahama to Brazil
2012 – Third visit of Vice-President John Mahama to Brazil