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Ghana-Turkey sign MoU on IT, Diplomatic Archives

Ghana and Turkey have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation in the field of information technologies and diplomatic archives.

The MoU is to enable the two states provide a framework for enhanced cooperation in the field of Information Technologies and Diplomatic Archives.

Foreign Minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey signed on behalf of Ghana and Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, signed on behalf of his country at a signing ceremony in Istanbul, Turkey on Saturday, January 11, 2020

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration of Ghana, which are the implementing institution, will exchange information on achievements in the field of diplomatic archival activity, best practices and experiences on diplomatic documents.

This will be carried out in the framework of the MoU and in accordance with their mandate and authority.

The two states will provide assistance, exchange technical support and cooperate in other relevant areas for mutual interest.

The parties look to exchange information on best practices and applications in the framework of strategies and projects of Information Technologies, share experiences on Information Technologies and cooperate on other relevant issues, which may be feasible and beneficial to both.

Ghana and Turkey have also agreed to exchange reproduced copies of diplomatic archival documents based on the relevant national legislation under the conditions of research needs and with a view to enriching their archives.

The two countries will develop concrete proposals on joint publications and archival exhibitions and other set activities in accordance with the provisions contained in the MoU.

Information Privacy

Meanwhile, any information (document, software and data) and hardware obtained in the context of the joint activities to be carried out under the Memorandum of Understanding shall not be shared with third parties without the written consent of the other Party.

Amendments

The Memorandum of Understanding may be amended by mutual consent of the Parties through exchange of notes via diplomatic channels.

Any amendment(s) made pursuant to the above-mentioned Article shall enter into force in accordance with Article VII of this Agreement.

Settlement of Disputes

Any dispute that may arise from interpretation or implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding is to be resolved through negotiations and consultations between the Parties through diplomatic channels.

The Memorandum of Understanding is to enhance and strengthen the cooperation and will not constitute or be interpreted as an international agreement between the Parties and no provision contained herein shall be interpreted or implemented as creating rights or commitments for the parties hereto.

The Ghanaian delegation led by Ms. Ayorkor Botchwey comprised the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Export Promotions Authority, Afua Asabea Asare, Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC), Yofi Grant , Edwin Provencal , Chief Executive Officer of the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation (BOST) and other high level officials from both the public and the private sector.

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