The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium to Ghana, His Excellency Mr. Hughes Chantry has indicated his country’s readiness to enhance economic relations with Ghana.
During a courtesy call on the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey(MP) on Wednesday November 27, 2018, Ambassador Chantry informed that a Trade Mission involving fifty five (55) Belgian companies from the three regions of Belgium namely Flanders, Wallonia and Brussels would visit Ghana from 9th-12th December 2018, to exploit possible business partnerships.
He said the companies represent various sectors such as health, environment, agriculture, pharmaceuticals and construction. The rest are energy, education, water supply, sanitation and Information Communication Technology (ICT). The Ambassador was optimistic that the visit by the trade mission would increase the economic cooperation between the two countries.
Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey in her remarks acknowledged the long standing bilateral relations between Ghana and Belgium and called for further economic cooperation between the two countries.
She underscored the important role of the private sector in national development and added that the private sector had a significant role to play in Ghana’s industrialization agenda. She also assured the Ambassador of the support of all stakeholders and was hopeful that the visit by the Belgian delegation would lead to successful business partnerships, which would further deepen economic cooperation between the two countries.
Hon. Botchwey also acknowledged the shared aspiration of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium, in ensuring that the National Implementation Plans for the Sustainable development Goals were adopted and put into action by United Nations member states.