Accra, March 30, GNA – President John Evans Atta Mills on Friday received Letters of Credence from five envoys accredited to Ghana, and invited their countries of origin to team up with Ghana for business and investment for mutual benefits.
He emphasized that Ghana abounds with investment opportunities, and is prepared for partnership that would raise the standard of living of the people.
The five envoys are Madam Selma Ashipala-Musavyi, Namibia; Jong Hak Se, Korea; Ibrahim Issa; Chad; Ali Abdullah Ali Al-Alawi, Oman; Madam Marja Riita Korpivaara from Finland.
President Mills extended a hearty welcome to the ambassadors and commended them on their appointments by the Presidents of their respective countries.
At the turn of the Namibian Ambassador, President Mills recalled that Ghana and Namibia had enjoyed a warm relationship since the time of Ghana’s first President Dr Kwame Nkrumah, and that the relationship had been growing with reciprocal visits by high powered delegations from both countries.
President Mills expressed appreciation to the Government and People of Namibia for the excellent reception accorded him when he visited that country last year.
He noted with joy the flight operations from Namibia that started in Ghana last year, and said it would make doing business between Accra and Windhoek easier and further strengthen the relationship between the two nations.
President Mills commended Namibia on the vibrancy of its livestock industry, and stressed more co-operation for mutual dividends.
Madam Ashipala-Musavyi, who described herself as the first Nambia female Ambassador, promised to go by the wish of her President to add more to what she called the economic content to the relationship between the two nations.
“I will really try to maximize the co-operation between the our two countries,” she said.
With Mr Se from Korea, President Mills recalled that Ghana had established diplomatic ties with Korea in 1964, and cherishes those ties which had been growing since then.
He stressed the need for the two nations to explores more opportunities for co-operation .
President Mills pledged the support of his Government for the envoy to have a successful duty tour.
President Mills expressed similar sentiments to the other envoys, and praised Finland for having the cabinet with the largest number of women, as a manifestation of its empowerment of women.