The Foreign Relations Council, a policy think tank on Foreign Relations has been set up to help conduct research into international issues as well as encourage the publication of the memoirs of retired Ambassadors of Ghana’s Foreign Service.
The policy think tank would also organize regular seminars and lectures which would provide the platform for visiting dignitaries to Ghana to share their knowledge and engage the public on issues of foreign relations.
Some Executive Members of the Foreign Relations Council led by Ambassador D.K Osei paid a courtesy call on the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey (MP) to inform her about the purpose of the Council.
Hon. Ayorkor Botchwey, thanked the Executives of the Foreign Relations Council for coming up with the initiative and said their contribution towards foreign policy would go a long way to enhance national development. She recalled how diplomats from Ghana had over the years helped other countries to shape their foreign policy. She informed them that, the Ministry was in the process of setting up the Foreign Service Institute and would count on their contributions.
Ambassador D.K. Osei for his part, said the Foreign Relations Council considered it a duty to advance the cause of Ghana’s Foreign Relations. He added that research which would be conducted by the council would be of great benefit to government, the public and other regional organisations.