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General News of Saturday, 23 March 2019


We will continue to build a strong relationship with Ghana – Israeli Ambassador

Israeli Ambassador to Ghana, Shani Cooper play videoIsraeli Ambassador to Ghana, Shani Cooper

Israel’s Ambassador to Ghana, Shani Cooper has assured Ghanaians of her country’s commitment to building stronger ties with Ghana in diverse sectors of the economy.

She says the Israeli embassy will continue to work towards strengthen relations between the two countries

Shani Cooper was speaking at the climax of the Israel-Ghana week of dance bridges held at Efua Sutherland drama studio at the University of Ghana campus.

The ambassador noted that the week-long event was intended to serve as a platform for liaison between the Ghanaian government and the Israeli government in diverse sectors of the economy.

“We will both do it culturally, people to people, on academic level, on business level and also on political level. We’re working on all levels to have these two great nations coming together and building stronger relationships.”

She further explained in a media interaction that, the seven-day event captured Israeli-Ghanaian dance performances such as Capsula by Oded Ronen and Ligal Melamed as well as the Israel-Ghana folk dance with Chen Laimer and the Kunsun Dance Ensemble.

These dances were meant to highlight the collective power of working together to “build a bridge between two the cultures and also build a language of movement that will connect between Israel and Ghana”.

From Monday, 11 to Saturday, 16 March, the Embassy of Israel collaborated with the University of Ghana Dance Department and the National Dance Company for the first time to host a festival of dance in Accra dubbed, Israel-Ghana Dance Bridges Week.