Ghana’s Embassy in Dakar, Senegal is concurrently accredited to the Republics of The Gambia, Carbo Verde and the Islamic Republic of Mauritania.
Ghana-Senegal relations date back to the 1960s. The two countries established diplomatic relations in the 1960s soon after Senegal’s independence. To ensure closer cooperation between the two nations, both countries opened their respective Embassies in each other’s capital but closed same in the 1980s on grounds of measures to address the economic challenges at the time. Ghana re-opened its Mission in Dakar, Senegal in 2004. Senegal has also since reopened its Accra Embassy.
Essentially, Ghana’s Embassy in Dakar seeks to implement fully and effectively Government’s policy of good neighbourliness as well as the promotion and protection of the interests and rights of Ghanaian nationals in Senegal.
To that end, the Mission carries out the following activities among others:
- provision of consular services to the estimated 5,000-10,000 Ghanaian nationals
- residing in Senegal and visitors intending to travel to Ghana;
- monitoring of political, economic and social developments in Senegal
- promotion of bilateral cooperation between Ghana and Senegal, which entails:
- Trade and investment promotion
- Tourism promotion
- Improvement of relations in the areas of education, energy, road, agriculture, fisheries, science, technological and other sectors and advising Government accordingly.