On the 8th of December, 2017, the High Commissioner of the Republic of India to Ghana, H.E. Birender Singh Yadav paid a courtesy call on the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey (MP). During their interactions, H.E. Mr. Yadav commended Ghana for its stability and functional democracy. He also acknowledged the government’s support for India’s successful candidature to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Executive Board of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).
The High Commissioner underscored that the Indian Government had proposed to undertake capacity-building projects for about three hundred (300) Ghanaian public officials in key training courses. He also informed of impending tailor-made courses for foreign diplomats in the West Africa sub-region, organized by the Foreign Service Institute of India. The Honourable Minister commended the Indian Government for its numerous offers towards building the capacity of Ghanaian public officials and indicated that the appropriate nominations would be made towards strengthening the competencies of these public officials in the various Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).
The High Commissioner stated that, the volume of trade between Ghana and India had reached US$2.5 billion, and it is projected to increase to US$4 billion by the year 2020. In response, the Minister underscored the importance of the Bilateral Trade Cooperation between the two countries. She lauded the significant increase in trade between Ghana and India. She expressed the hope that the growth in trade would reach the US$4-billion-mark sooner than the projected period of 2020.