The President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo received letters of credence of five Envoys accredited to Ghana on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at the Jubilee House in Accra.
The five Envoys are;
His Excellency Mr. Shi Ting Wang – People’s Republic of China
His Excellency Mr. U Myint Swe – Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Her Excellency Ms. Sultana Laila Hossain – People’s Republic of Bangladesh
His Excellency Mr. Nelson Ocheger – Republic of Uganda
Her Excellency Ms. Shirley Ho Vicario – Republic of The Philippines
President Akufo-Addo congratulated the Envoys on their appointment and assured them that Ghana would strengthen bilateral relations with their respective countries and also cooperate with them to ensure that their official duties are carried out successfully. He said Ghana was ready to cooperate with all the countries in various sectors of the economy to achieve prosperity.
People’s Republic of China
President Akufo-Addo said he hoped the bilateral relations between Ghana and China which had been in existence for several years would grow stronger. He added that he was looking forward to a state visit to China and also participate in the Forum on China -Africa Cooperation Summit in Beijing.
His Excellency Mr. Shi Ting Wang said relations between China and Ghana was growing stronger and that he would work to maintain it. He commended Ghana for its efforts towards regional integration in Africa and noted that Ghana had seen faster economic growth which was commendable.
Republic of the Union of Myanmar
President Akufo-Addo congratulated His Excellency Mr. U Myint Swe on his appointment and said Ghana and Myanmar should cooperate in trade and education.
His Excellency Mr. U Myint Swe intimated that his country started bilateral relations with Ghana in 1995 and was ready to further deepen cooperation with the country in various sectors. He stated that his country was ready to learn from the expertise of Ghana to enhance its tourism and hospitality industry. He also used the opportunity to ask Ghanaian investors to invest in his country.
People’s Republic of Bangladesh
President Akufo-Addo noted that among other sectors, Ghana and Bangladesh can cooperate in the garment industry since Bangladesh has advanced in that sector.
Her Excellency Ms. Sultana Laila Hossain said her country was ready to further deepen bilateral relations with Ghana for the prosperity of the people of both countries.
Republic of Uganda
President Akufo-Addo said Ghana was ready to further strengthen bilateral relations with Uganda. He stressed that Ghana attaches great importance to the African Continental Free Trade Area and was cooperating with other African countries to ensure its success. He also noted that government was working to revive the railway system in the country which would go a long way to facilitate intra-African trade.
His Excellency Mr. Nelson Ocheger said he would work to consolidate the bilateral relations between Uganda and Ghana for the benefit of both countries. He added that his country wishes to enter into technical cooperation with Ghana in the areas of mining, education, defence, security, tourism, fishing and infrastructure development. He stressed that the African Continental Free Trade Area should be used to expand the prosperity of each country. He further indicated that the Africa Air Transport Market should be used to facilitate transportation on the African Continent. He noted that his country was also reviving its national airline as well as investing in the railway sector. He asked that tourism should be promoted between his country and Ghana.
Republic of The Philippines
President Akufo-Addo indicated that cooperation between Ghana and the Philippines had been in existence for many years and added that it should be enhanced for the benefit of both countries.
Her Excellency Ms. Shirley Ho Vicario indicated that her country is committed to strengthening bilateral relations with Ghana and also have technical cooperation in the area agriculture, specifically fishing and rice farming. She said there were fishing companies in her country who were ready to invest in Ghana.