The outgoing Ambassador of Colombia to Ghana, H.E. Claudia Turbay Quintero, paid a farewell call on the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey on Wednesday, 5th October, 2022, The outgoing Ambassador, who is also the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, expressed her gratitude and appreciation to the Government and People of Ghana for the immense support she received during her tenure which helped deepen the bilateral relations between Ghana and Colombia. She indicated that, her topmost desire was to see the two Heads of State forging closer ties to further deepen the already warm and cordial bilateral relations. She encouraged Ghana to explore the opportunities offered by the markets of the Pacific Alliance made up of four Caribbean countries, namely; Peru, Mexico, Colombia, and Chile.
On her part, the Foreign Minister congratulated the Ambassador on the successful completion of her tour of duty in Ghana, as well as on the celebration of the 212th Independence Anniversary by the Government and People of Colombia on 20th July, 2022. She expressed the hope that succeeding anniversaries will further enhance the bonds of goodwill and cooperation that exist between the two countries. The Minister also recognised the sterling leadership of H.E. Claudia Turbay Quintero as Dean of the diplomatic corps in Ghana and commended the diplomatic community for their valuable contribution towards Ghana’s national development. The Minister indicated Ghana’s readiness to strengthen its relations with the Pacific Alliance and wished her well in her future endeavours.