President receives credentials of four High Commissioners and Ambassadors
President John Dramani Mahama on Tuesday received credentials of two Ambassadors and two High Commissioners with a promise to strengthen Ghana’s bilateral relations with other countries to attract investments.
He said although most of the missions had been in the country since independence, his administration would step up those relations that would enhance rapid socio-economic development of countries involved.
President Mahama stated this when he received Joana Marie Adamson, High Commissioner of Australia to Ghana, Mr Nyahuma Obika, High Commissioner of Trinidad and Tobago to Ghana, Svante Kilander, Swedish Ambassador to Ghana and Ali Hassan Halabi, Lebanese Ambassador to Ghana at separate meetings.
The High Commissioners and Ambassadors, who were at the Flagstaff House, Kanda are in the country to begin their duty tour of Ghana and beyond.
President Mahama said although Australian companies had mainly been engaged in mining activities, his administration would extend their relations into trade and investment which over the years had been quite insignificant.
He commended the Australian government for pledging to provide $10 million to support Ghanaian troops in Mali.
On Lebanon, President Mahama commended them for their massive infrastructural development and hoped the relations between Ghana and Lebanon would grow to greater heights in the coming years.
He said Ghana had over the years contributed to troops to Lebanon peace keeping, while Lebanese in turn invested in Ghana and gave the assurance that their relations would go beyond that.
President Mahama commended the government of Sweden for their development of Technology particularly in the area of Telecommunications, where the Swedish giants, Erickson had been phenomenal in Ghana.
On Trinidad and Tobago, President Mahama commended them for sharing their experience in oil and gas with Ghana, which had propelled them in the last couple of years to have incident free in the oil exploration.
He said Ghana’s relations with Trinidad and Tobago had given former Presidents Jerry John Rawlings, John Agyekum Kufuor and late President John Evans Atta Mills the opportunity to visit their country to cement their areas of cooperation.
Ms Joana Marie Adamson, Australian High Commission to Ghana, gave the assurance that her country would strengthen relations in the areas of trade, agriculture and the oil and gas in the coming years.
Ambassador Halabi from Lebanon announced that his President would be visiting Ghana this week and hoped that relations would be strengthened after the visit.
Svante Kilander, the Swedish Ambassador also pledged to strengthen relations and cooperation in telecommunication and engineering.
On his part, High Commissioner Obika of Trinidad and Tobago promised to strengthen cooperation in the oil and gas sector.