The visit aimed at enhancing diplomatic relations between Ghana and the Vatican and renewing the bonds of friendship between the two countries.
During the visit, the Ghanaian delegation, led by President Akufo-Addo, was taken on a tour of the Pontifical Academies of Sciences at the Vatican by Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson, a reputable Catholic priest of Ghanaian origin.
President Akufo-Addo expressed Ghana's solidarity with the Holy See's efforts in addressing pressing global issues, such as the climate crisis, human trafficking, and the promotion of equality for all.
In commemorating the 10th anniversary of Pope Francis' papacy, coinciding with the National Day of the Holy See, President Akufo-Addo lauded the Pope's commitment to humanity, emphasizing his promotion of fairness, equality among nations, and opposition to discrimination and exploitation.
The Vatican has been a supportive partner in Ghana's development agenda, particularly in the fields of education, health, and youth development, over the years.