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Four envoys present credentials to President Akufo-Addo

By Ken
Sackey, GNA

Accra, July 10, GNA – President Nana Addo
Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Monday received the credentials of four newly appointed
Ambassadors from Benin, Switzerland, Qatar and Austria at the Flagstaff House,
affirming to jointly work with their respective countries to deepen ties and
increase cooperation.

The Ambassadors are; Mrs Martine-Francoise
Dossa, Benin; Markus Nikolaus Paul Dutly, Switzerland; Mohamed Ahmed Jaber
Al-Kuwari, Qatar; and Werner Senfter of Austria.

 They all
took turns to present their credentials to the President.

President Akufo-Addo told the envoys that
Ghana was committed to fostering closer partnership and cooperation with them
and their respective countries for their mutual benefit.

He said there was the need for strategic
partnerships within the context of a globalised world where interdependence was
needed for the progress of any nation, assuring that Ghana would uphold
her   defined roles within the comity of
nations.

Receiving the Swiss envoy, President
Akufo-Addo acknowledged the enduring relations between both nations that dated
back two centuries, adding that the relations between both nations would be
further enhanced during his tenure, and that Ghana was looking to woo investors
from that country to take advantage of her conducive business climate.

He was grateful for the swift intervention of
the Swiss government during the Ebola crisis in West Africa, an assistance that
helped to quell the spread of the epidemic in the sub region.

The President recognised the substantial trade
between both countries in gold and cocoa exports, adding that there was more to
be done and that “the time has come for us to look for that opportunity to
diversify that trade.”

In a discussion with the Austrian Ambassador
Werner Senfter, the President said Ghana was looking forward to strengthening
economic ties with that country.

The Austrian Envoy assured the President that
the ties between his country and Ghana would be strengthened during his stay in
the country.

He disclosed the Austrian government’s
intention to re-open a honorary consulate in Accra as well as “our wish for an
early approval of the many soft-loan projects currently in the pipeline and
worth € 40 million.”

“I am very much looking forward to a fruitful
and successful cooperation with Ghana in many ways in the coming years,” he
said.

GNA

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