The Ambassador of the Italian Republic to Ghana, His Excellency Giovanni Favilli, paid a courtesy call on the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey on Wednesday, October 3, 2018.
The main purpose of the visit was to inform the Minister about the upcoming Second Edition of the Italy-Africa Ministerial Conference to be held in Italy on October 25, 2018.
Hon. Ayorkor Botchwey called for closer ties in deepening the long standing relations between Ghana and Italy, for the mutual benefit of both countries.
Ambassador Giovanni Favilli indicated that his country’s bilateral relations with Ghana has been growing from strength to strength. He added that Italian companies have played a key role in Ghana’s development and disclosed that there is a significant number of Ghanaians currently living in Italy who contribute towards the development of both Italy and Ghana.
Speaking on the upcoming Second Edition of the Italy-Africa Ministerial Conference, which will be organized by Italy’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Giovanni Favilli said the Conference is a sign of Italy’s commitment towards Africa. He intimated that it would focus on economic growth, peace and security and human development.
He added that bilateral meetings would be held on the sidelines of the Conference to give a further boost to relations between Italy and African Countries. An exhibition of contemporary Africa will also be mounted during the conference, he said.