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AMBASSADOR’S WELCOME STATEMENT

 

I deemed it a great honour and a privilege for me to be appointed as Ghana’s Ambassador to the Arab Republic of Egypt. Having been here previously as a student in 1981/2, I deem it a great privilege to represent my country once again, in this higher capacity as Ambassador.

In this appointment, it will be my endeavour to maintain and strengthen the very historic, cordial and fraternal relations between Ghana and the Arab Republic of Egypt and work assiduously to promote and deepen Ghana’s strategic partnership and economic cooperation with the host country. In this regard, economic diplomacy as well as a people centred foreign policy will be the hallmark of my administration.

Egypt was among the first countries to establish diplomatic relations with Ghana soon after the latter gained independence in March 1957. Ghana and Egypt played leading roles as members of the Casablanca bloc, which led to the formation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) now African Union (AU). The cordial relations between the two countries were also strengthened by the personal friendship existing between their two first presidents, Nasser of Egypt and Nkrumah of Ghana, coupled with the marriage of the latter to Madam Fathia Nkrumah an Egyptian lady. The two leaders later played a crucial role in the formation of the Non-Aligned Movement

Relations between the two countries have been strengthened and broadened since the days of the two leaders. There have been high level visits between the two countries with the Egyptian Foreign Minister visiting Ghana in 2006, whilst the President of Ghana paid a state visit to Egypt in 2007.

The pivot of Ghana-Egypt relations is a technical agreement signed in 1984 under the Egypt-AfricaTechnical Co-operation Agreement. Consequently, Egypt has provided technical assistance to Ghana in the fields of maritime, cotton production, agriculture, health, and geology among others.

At the last Joint Ministerial Commission of Cooperation between the two countries held in 1998, three bilateral agreements aimed at strengthening economic and trade relations were signed in the sectors of trade, investment promotion and protection and a renewal of the 1984 Egyptian Fund for Technical Co-operation with Africa.

Ghana is gradually but steadily carving a niche for herself as a leading example of a hospitable, tolerant, democratic and development-oriented country that supports and cherishes the democratic values universally accepted.The country has become a competitive business destination to which both Egyptian entrepreneurs and Ghanaians are warmly welcome to do business. In this regard, the Ghana Embassy would collaborate particularly in the areas of substantial trade flows, energy security, fighting piracy and transnational crimes; ensure tourism promotion, cultural exchanges and sports.

I wish to extend my warmest felicitations to you, my compatriots in the middle east, for your laudable contribution to the socio-economic development of your motherland over the years, and to invite you to respond to the Government’s new initiative in the establishment of ‘Diaspora Desks’ in all our overseas Missions. Beyond its welfare orientation, this channel will offer yet another opportunity to all and sundry, to engage strategically with the various overseas entrepreneurs to bring trade and investment to the motherland.


GHANA IS OPEN TO BUSINESS AND EVERYBODY IS WELCOME ON BOARD!

Finally, I wish to add that this website will serve as the interface between our two governments, the diaspora Communities and give updated information on the Embassy’s services and activities. I invite you to visit the website regularly to discover various aspects of the Ghanaian political landscape, her economy, her culture and her people. Your feedback will be most welcome. It is my sincere hope that visitors to the site will find it resourceful and we welcome any constructive suggestions that would help improve our services.


May I now in the Ghanaian tradition offer you all a hearty AKWAABA! (Welcome).

 

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