LITTLE ROCK, AR (KAIT/KARK) - An agreement between the state of Arkansas and the West African nation of Ghana will provide a key agricultural and cultural relationship between both groups, officials said Wednesday.
According to a report from Little Rock television station KARK, Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed an agreement to create a sister-state relationship.
Hutchinson said the agreement helps an already growing atmosphere, with the state exporting nearly $6 million worth of goods to the country in 2016.
"Both Ghana and Arkansas are committed to agricultural development and increasing cultural exchange and it is these mutual goals that bring us together today," Hutchinson said.
Hajia Alima Mahama, the country's Cabinet Minister for Local Government, agreed, saying the agreement is something the country wants to do.
"Ghana has got the kind of leadership that is looking forward, moving forward to change the fortunes of our country and we are looking for partnerships that will enable us to move forward," Mahama said.