From May 26th to May 29th, 2023, Mr. Denis Van den Weghe, Chairman of the Board of the Society of Honorary Consuls (SHC), made a trip to the First Pan-African FICAC Conference (International Federation of Honorary Consuls) in Accra, Ghana. This significant event brought together outstanding leaders in the field of international relations and diplomacy from around the world to discuss relevant topics and strengthen cooperation.
The conference featured speeches by leaders such as His Excellency Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice President of Ghana, and honorary guests including Mrs. Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration of Ghana, and Mr. Nikolaos Margaropoulos, President of FICAC. These moments served as a forum for discussing key issues in the world of diplomacy and international relations.
The conference included working sessions and discussions on various relevant topics, including trade and investments, cultural diplomacy, and consular services in Africa. These sessions allowed participants to exchange ideas and experiences. The conference provided a unique opportunity for participants to meet and network with honorary consuls from across the African region. This contributed to the strengthening of diplomatic relations and cooperation. In addition to the business program, participants had the opportunity to explore the vibrant city of Accra and learn about its unique culture and history. This was an important step in understanding the richness and diversity of African culture.
The trip of the Chairman of the SHC to the Pan-African FICAC Conference in Accra, Ghana, was a significant event and demonstrated a commitment to strengthening cooperation between countries, emphasizing the important role of honorary consuls in the development of international relations.