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Lord Ahmad meets Ghana’s Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Minister

The UK’s minister of state for the Commonwealth , Lord Ahmad has met with Ghana’s minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey in Accra, prior to her departure to Cuba.

Lord Ahmad who is also the United Nations (UN) envoy on Freedom of Religion and belief, was among the high powered delegation from the UK that attended the funeral of former UN boss, Kofi Annan.

Using the commonwealth platform as a vehicle to bolster UK investments to Ghana was high on the agenda when the two ministers met.

Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey said the ultimate desire of President Akufo- Addo’s government is to stop being dependent on aid but rather improve trade ties between Accra and London.

On the Brexit, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration said Ghana is hopeful that the discussions with the EU will enure to the benefit of the country and beyond.

Lord Ahmad however was full of assurance that the Brexit would work out to expectation.

Hon. Ayorkor Botchwey also met the the Cuban Ambassador to Ghana, Pedro Luis Despaigne Gonzales.

While sharing some tips on what to expect in Cuba, Ambassador Gonzales also pledged his country’s commitment to building strong ties with Ghana.

The visit is the minister’s first, since assuming office in 2017.

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, (MP) has since left for Cuba.