The Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Hon. Charles Owiredu, received Open Letters from the Ambassador-designate of Tunisia to Ghana, H. E. Mr. Jalel Trabelsi, on Thursday, 21st June, 2018.
Hon. Charles Owiredu welcomed H. E Trabelsi and congratulated him on his nomination to the high office of an Ambassador. He recalled the longstanding relations between Ghana and Tunisia, dating back to the time of the founding father’s, and how their joint efforts led to the establishment of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), now African Union (AU). Hon. Owiredu was hopeful that Ambassador Trabelsi’s tenure would see to an enhanced cooperation between the two countries, particularly in the areas of trade, housing and tourism. He underscored the growing importance of tourism to Ghana, adding that Ghana has great tourism potential. The Deputy Minister called for a Permanent Joint Commission for Cooperation (PJCC) to be held, to drive the cooperation between the two countries.
On his part, H. E. Mr. Jalel Trabelsi stated that he considered Ghana a second home and assured the Deputy Minister of his full commitment towards the promotion of mutually beneficial relations, between the two countries. He added that Tunisia sought to promote partnerships with the rest of Africa. He further indicated that, Tunisia was opened to proposals from Ghana of possible areas of cooperation, particularly in the areas of trade, housing, electricity generation and ICT.