Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey (L)
President Nana Akufo-Addo has been highly praised by some African diplomats in Russian for promoting peace and economic growth.
The Heads of African missions in the former Soviet showered praises on the Ghanaian leader when Ghana’s Foreign and Regional Integration Minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, arrived in Moscow for a working visit.
The diplomats included the Gambia, Burkina Faso, Benin and Uganda. The rest were Cote D’Ivoire, Sierra Leone, D.R. Congo and Rwanda.
Sierra Leone ambassador to Russia, Mohamed Yongawo described Ghana’s president as a mentor, considering his immense role in promoting sustainable peace, especially within sub Saharan region.
Ambassador Extraordinaire of the Republic of Gambia to the Russian Federation, Jainaba Bah recounted how President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo stepped in to douse a potential post elections conflict in her country.
They seized the opportunity to call for an effective collaboration among African states to ensure a common goal for development.
Madam Ayorkor Botchwey was met on arrival at the Sheremetyovo Airport, Moscow by Ghana’s Ambassador to the Russian Federation, Lesley Akyaa Opoku Ware.
Ambassador Lesley Opoku Ware was accompanied by some Ambassadors from the African continent, serving in Moscow.
Madam Ayorkor Botchway used the occasion to thank all the countries that supported Ghana in winning the bid to host the African Continental Free Trade Area Secretariat.
She said it is a platform that will bring the African continent together through promoting borderless trade.
The minister is paying a working visit to Russia at the invitation of the Russian foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov.
She arrived in Moscow on Monday, August 19, 2019, and is holding a meeting boardering on bilateral and mutual agreement between Ghana and Russia.
BY Melvin Tarlue