By Ken Sackey, GNA
10, GNA - Five Ambassadors from Belarus, Finland, Gambia, Morocco and Suriname,
accredited to Ghana by their respective countries Tuesday presented their
letters of Credence to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee
House in Accra.
credentials, Imaani Ouaadil, the Morrocan envoy said she looked forward to
strengthening the economic relations that existed between Ghana and her
She said she
would, during her duty tour of Ghana, seek new areas of mutually beneficial
cooperation between the two nations to enhance the long-standing ties between
Ghana and Morocco.
When she had
her turn, the Suranamese Ambassador, Natasha Halfhuid, was confident that her
country and Ghana would take their relations to new heights during her stay in
Suriname, like Ghana, had huge reserves of rainforest, with an abundance of
freshwater conducive for farming and eco-tourism, as well as large deposits
gold, bauxite, and oil and gas.
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," she stated.
On his part,
the Belarusian envoy, Bril Vyacheslav, said his country was highly motivated to
intensify trade and economic relations with Ghana because it was a nation with
a huge economic potential.
He called for
moves to ensure that the two countries moved beyond buying and selling of their
goods to manufacturing, especially with Ghana’s position as the market hub of
the sub region and the secretariat of the continental free trade area.
Ambassador Jyrki Pulkkinen spoke highly of his country's educational system,
which he noted had become the best in Europe, pledging Finland's readiness to
place her educational policies that made their system a success at the disposal
submission, President Akufo-Addo said that Ghana was eager to tap into the rich
and successful story of the education and innovation of Finland and that a
Ghanaian fact-finding delegation would be constituted to visit Finland soon.
High Commissioner, Amadu Taal, praised President Akufo-Addo's visionary
leadership that was marking a new era of development for Ghana.
He also pledged
to ensure that relations between Gambia and Ghana was strengthened for the
benefit of the people of both countries.
Akufo-Addo assured the five envoys that Ghana would continue to deepen
relations with other nations for mutual socio-economic progress.
He called for
the enhancement of economic relations between the Ghana and their respective
President indicated, was open to investments in the areas of Agriculture,
education, trade, manufacturing among other, and was committed to an open skies
and free trade policy as a means to derive maximum benefit from its natural
He told the
envoys that the Africa Continental Free Trade Area was a major opportunity for
Africa to trade among itself and also benefit from trade with others to improve
its infrastructure and economies.