On Monday, October 11, 2021, there was a ceremony to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) which led to a bilateral talk between President Nana Akufo-Addo, (President of Ghana) and President Aleksandar Vucic (President of Serbia).
This was what President Aleksandar Vucic said, “I learned so many things from my friend, the President of Ghana, today speaking about world power. We completely share some positions about the necessity of the countries that need to co-operate in the independent sovereign, to make their own decisions independently…I fully agree he is one of the wisest men, one of the great erudite one can learn so many things from.”
The Serbian President at the conference pointed to the fact that Ghana and Serbia have pledged to build and strengthened the bond of friendship between the two countries and also co-operate together in terms of agriculture, digitalization, artificial intelligence, education, defense, and economic growth.
President Akufo-Addo, concerning co-operation between the two countries such as bilateral trade and scholarship opportunities to Ghanaian students, said, “we (in Ghana) know the important strides that you (Serbia) have taken in the world of digitalization, as well as in artificial intelligence, and my understanding is that the majority of the young people who will come from Ghana will be in this area. I think it will be something that will be truly beneficial to our country.”
“The recent example about the use and deployment of vaccines has shown us an ugly aspect of international cooperation. Some people hoarded samples and made it impossible for others to be able to have access. I think these are areas where the co-operation between countries like ours could have a very significant impact on how the world develops,” he said.
The President continued that, “there is hopefully a bright future ahead especially between the two countries that see eye-to-eye on so many important issues of the International agenda; the most important being the urgent need for all of us to be able to drive our agenda, and not be the subject of anybody’s interests or wishes.”