Minister-designate for Foreign Affairs, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, has assured that the Government of Ghana will consider the request from the Government of Pakistan to establish a diplomatic Mission in Accra.
She gave the assurance when the Charge d’Affaires of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in Abuja, Nigeria, Aamir Abbasi, has paid a courtesy call on her in Accra, promising to send feedback in that regard.
During the visit on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, Mr Abbasi personally delivered a letter from Shah Mahmood Qureshi, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Pakistan to Madam Botchwey.
In a statement during the visit, Madam Botchwey acknowledged with deep satisfaction, the excellent long-standing cordial relations that exist between Ghana and Pakistan, based on mutual friendship and solidarity.
The Minister-designate reaffirmed Ghana’s desire to further widen and deepen the relations for the mutual benefit of the two countries.
She seized the opportunity to convey on behalf of the Government and people of Ghana, fraternal greetings to the Government and people of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
She expressed appreciation for
the economic gains made by Pakistan, which was as a result of great efforts made by the leadership of that country to tap into the enormous natural resource endowment in Pakistan, especially timber, textiles and other variety of goods.
She indicated the need to strengthen cooperation between Ghana and Pakistan in the area of trade and investment.
She urged the Charge d’Affaires to take note of the conducive business environment in Ghana with the view to fostering serious partnerships between the private sectors of our two countries.
According to her, Ghana being a peace-loving country will continue to be an active player in the search for a comprehensive and peaceful solution to the raging conflicts in the Middle East, especially in Syria, Lebanon and Palestine.
She therefore called on Pakistan and all peace-loving countries to adopt a multilateral approach to bring peace to the Middle East.
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