Five newly accredited Ambassadors to Ghana by their respective countries, have presented their letters of credence to President Akufo Addo signifying the formal commencement of their tour of duty in Ghana.
The envoys are Bril Vyacheslav, from the Eastern European State of Belarus; Jyrki Juhani, from the Northern European State of Finland. The three others who also presented their credentials are from Gambia, Amadu Taal; from Morroco, Imaani Ouaadil and Natasha Halfhuid, from the Southern America State of Suriname.
The Morrocan Ambassador Imaani Ouaadil, when she took her turn to present her letters of credence indicated that she was looking forward to strengthening the economic relations that exist between Ghana and her country. She was hopeful that during her period of stay in Ghana, she will spare no effort to expand and deepen mutually beneficial cooperation, enhance the mutual understanding and friendship between the two governments and peoples and bring Ghana-Morocco bilateral relations to a new high.
Ambassador Natasha Halfhuid, of Suriname in her address observed that Suriname like Ghana, has huge reserves of rainforest with an abundance of freshwater conducive for faming and eco-tourism. Suriname, she said, is also rich in gold mines, bauxite and prospects of huge deposits of oil and gas.
“The abundance of all these resources presents to both Ghana and Surinarme a new chapter, as it relates to trade, investment and patnerships. providing us with immediate opportunities for strengthening our economic ties”, Ambassador Natasha Halfhuid said.
President Akufo Addo in a brief remark to the Belarus Ambassador noted that it will certainly make economic sense for Ghana to liaise with Belarus to enhance the exploitation of her natural resources by tapping on the technological know how of Belarus.
The Ambassador of the Eastern European State of Belarus, Bril Vyacheslav, on his part noted that Ghana is not only known as a country with huge economic potential but is also considered to be the hub to the West African Market. To this end, the Ambassador said, “Belarus is highly motivated to intensify the development of trade and economic relations with the Republic of Ghana.”
The educational system of Finland according to Ambassador Jyrki Juhani, has seen a tremendous improvement and has become one of the best in Europe. He further proposed that Finland is ready to make available to Ghana all the policies that has made her educational system a success in order for Ghana to use same to improve her educational system as well.
President Akufo in response said government through the Education Ministry is very much ready to send a delegation to Finland to gather first hand information of the Finnish education system in order to employ same to improve Ghana’s educational sector.
The last to present his credential was the Gambian High Commissioner to Ghana, Amadu Taal. He commended President Akufo Addo for what he says is “the clear vision you have defined for the development of your country. We have no doubt that this developmental strategy is beginning to yield positive results in various sectors of the economy.”
President Akufo Addo in his address to all the envoys wished them a successful tour of duty in the Republic of Ghana. He said all the officials of the Presidency and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration are readily available to assist them in order to make their tour of duty a successful one. All the envoys congratulated the President for leading Ghana’s successful bid to host the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat in Ghana. President Akufo Addo in accepting the congratulatory messages said Ghana is looking forward very much to taking full advantage of the priceless opportunity to host the AfCFTA secretariat.