• The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration core function is to advise and assist Government in the formulation and implementation of Ghana's foreign policy objectives, including through proffering advice on policy option in response to unfolding international situations and events.
  • VISION AND MISSION STATEMENTS
  • Consistent with its constitutionally mandated responsibilities, "the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Regional Integration exists to promote and protect the interest of Ghana and its citizens abroad and to enhance Ghana's security and prosperity through:
  • - Promoting friendly relations and economic Integration between Ghana and other countries and enhancing Ghana's image abroad;

    - Promoting Ghanaian exports, tourism potential, attracting foreign investment for Ghana and enhancing scientific, technological and cultural links between Ghana and other States;

    - Providing economic, political and security information and advise to Government;

    -Providing consular service;

    - Playing a positive and creative role as a member of the United Nations, the African Union, the Economic Community of West African States, the Non-Aligned Movement, the Commonwealth and other international organisations to which Ghana belongs;

    - Upholding the rule of law in international affairs and seeking the establishment of a just and equitable international order;

    - Providing supportive services to relevant MDAs and local NGOs in their work; and-Assisting diplomatic missions, international organisations and foreign NGOs in the discharge of their legitimate duties in Ghana.
  • The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and NEPAD seeks to carry out the foregoing through a dedicated, efficient, knowledgeable and patriotic staff.
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  • AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
  • For the period under review, the following continued to be the six core objectives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and NEPAD as validated in the approved programme budget for the 2004 financial year;

  • - To promote and protect the interest of Ghana and its citizens abroad, and enhance Ghana's security and prosperity;

    - To provide efficient and effective consular and legal services within and outside Ghana;To promote favourable conditions for Ghana's trade, foreign investments, tourism and to seek scientific, technological and cultural co-operation with other countries and institutions;

    - To promote fruitful political and economic relations with all countries especially Ghana's neighboring countries in the interest of peace, stability and economic development;

    - To play a positive and creative role in the international organisations to which Ghana belongs; and

    - To upgrade the Ministry's human and institutional capacity for the efficient execution of Ghana's foreign policy objectives.
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  • FUNCTIONS
  • The Ministry therefore, controls, directs and coordinates Ghana's external relations and closely collaborates with other Ministries Department and Agencies (MDAs) to facilitate the realisation of Government's agenda including efforts in the areas of trade and investment promotion.

    In addition to the core functions carried out to achieve the objectives contained in the Mission Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and NEPAD the following functions are also undertaken:


    - Dissemination of general information on Ghana within the international community;

    - Co-ordination of the interaction between the Government of Ghana and foreign Governments.

    - Assistance to national security agencies in safeguarding and protecting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ghana.

    - Promotion and maintenance of international peace and security and the policy of good neighbourliness with Ghana's immediate neighbours;

    - Assistance to key economic players in pursuing an accelerated rate of national economic development;

    - Issuance of passports and other travel documents;

    - Provision of protocol services;
     
    For more information visit : http://www.mfa.gov.gh/
     
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