It was my honor to hold a 1 hour lecture (starts after 1:35:00) at the important diplomatic event “Celebrating 60 Years of Diplomatic Relations Between Ghana and Hungary” about the history of the relations between the two countries. I feel immensely privileged that the Embassy of Hungary in Accra, Ghana had recognized my work and I was provided the opportunity to contribute my research to the development of the relations between Hungary and Ghana. The importance of this event is highlighted by the attendance of a high-profile Hungarian delegation led by Hon. István Jakab, Deputy Speaker of the Hungarian National Assembly, who gave a speech on the prospects for cooperation by focusing on agriculture.
I am deeply grateful for Judit Béres (Embassy Secretary), Gábor Kósa (Economic Director) and the Ambassadors Hon. Boldizsár Entz (Ghana) and Hon. Tamás E. Fehér (Hungary) for their kind invitation, warm discussions and incredible assistance. As for our hosts, my warmest thanks goes to to Dr. Kwame Asah-Asante, Director of the Centre for European Studies (CES) and Dr. Evans Aggrey-Darkoh, Chief Director at the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, both senior lecturers at the university. I myself represented the Africa Research Institute (Unviersity of Óbuda, Budapest) and Karl Polanyi Research Center for Global Social Studies (Corvinus University, Budapest).
11:00 – Lecture by Hon. István Jakab, Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of Hungary
12:00 – Opening ceremony of the Exhibition ’60 years of Ghana-Hungary relations
’Welcome speech by Professor Dan Ofori (Provost, College of Humanities, University of Ghana)
Opening speech by H.E. Tamás Endre Fehér (Ambassador of Hungary to Ghana)
Key remarks by Mr. Henry Tachie-Manson – Acting Chief Director, MOFARI
Ribbon cutting: Hon. István Jakab, H.E. Tamás Endre Fehér, Prof. Dan Ofori, Mr. Henry Tachie-Manson
12:30 – Lecture by Mr. Zoltán Ginelli on ‘60 years of Ghana-Hungary relations’