Ghana’s Minister-designate for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, has appealed to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Qatar Airways, Akbar Al Baker, to use his good offices to encourage the Qatari business community to invest in Ghana.
She made the appeal when she met with Mr Al Baker in Qatar, saying Qatari businessmen and women should be encouraged to take advantage of the attractive business and investment climate in Ghana, within the context of the Government’s industrialisation agenda to invest in the country.
The meeting took place on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, on the occasion of her four-day official visit to Qatar.
Madam Ayorkor Botchwey is in Qatar from 1st to 4th March 2021 to deliver a message from President Nana Akufo-Addo to the Emir of Qatar, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration informed African Entertainment.
During her meeting with the Qatar Airways CEO, she reiterated her optimism that the various economic cooperation agreements signed between the two countries will serve as a sustainable framework for forging stronger bonds of cooperation between Ghana and Qatar.
She expressed her appreciation for the warm reception and courtesies extended to her and the members of her delegation upon arrival at the Hamad International Airport by protocol staff of the Airline.
Madam Ayorkor Botchwey extended warm greetings from Mr Akufo-Addo to the CEO and added that it had been the wish of the President to personally welcome the CEO to the seat of Government as earlier envisaged to coincide with the historic inaugural Qatar Airways flight to Accra in April last year; an event which had to be postponed owing to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
She further expressed the appreciation of the Government of Ghana to the management of Qatar Airways for their decision to operate weekly flights from Doha to Accra during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic when many businesses were cutting back on expansion and operation plans.
According to her, the operations of Qatar Airways in Ghana, without a doubt, will add value to Ghana-Qatar relations by boosting trade and other related business activities, as well as enhance people to people contact.
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