30 July 2012, Sweetcrude/African Press Organization (APO), TOKYO, Japan – The Government of Japan has expressed its condolence to the bereaved family and the Government and people of the Republic of Ghana on the passing of Prof. John Evans Atta Mills, President of the Republic of Ghana on Tuesday, July 24.
President Mills contributed significantly to the development of Japan-Ghana relationship through various occasions such as an official visit to Japan from September to October in 2010. The Government of Japan deeply appreciates such President Mills’s achievements.
The Government of Japan offers its sincerest prayers for the repose of President Mills’s soul and wishes that the Government of the Republic of Ghana and its people will overcome this sadness and continue to progress toward the further development and prosperity of their country.
Japan also welcomes the inauguration of Mr. John Dramani Mahama, Vice-President of the Republic of Ghana, as the new President on Tuesday, July 24, based on the country’s constitutional framework.
Japan hopes that Ghana will further promote its development under the leadership of President Mahama and continue its contribution to the peace and stability of the African region. In addition, the Government of Japan intends to further strengthen the friendly and cooperative relationship between Japan and Ghana.