The Foreign Affairs and Regional Minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey has expressed optimism that Ghana-Cuba relations will continue to flourish on all fronts for the mutual benefit of the two countries.
According to her there is a longstanding cordial relations between Ghana and Cuba, dating back to Ghana’s independence and acknowledge that the past few years have witnessed the further strengthening of these ties.
Madam Ayorkor Botchwey said this when the Cuban Ambassador to Ghana, Pedro Luis Despaigne Gonzalez deliver a Letter of Credence to her at the Ministry.
During the meeting she referred to the establishment of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AFCFTA) and acknowledged the great potential it presents for increased intra-Africa trade and for attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) from Cuba.
The Minister indicated that the Ministry is liaising with the relevant MDAs in Ghana for feedback on the under listed issues:
i. Formalization of the Obligations Settlement Agreement (OSA) to be signed between the Republic of Ghana and the Republic of Cuba;
ii. Stalled negotiations of the draft agreement under which a technical-assistance and consulting service contract will be entered into between the Cuban firm LABIOFAM and West Africa Bio Products Limited (WABP) with the consent of the Ghana National Petroluem Corporation (GNPC) for the construction of a malaria control bio-larvicide plant in Ghana.
She enquired on visa arrangements for the remaining 24 students expected to join their colleagues in Cuba under the Zongo and Deprived communities Scholarship.
Story: Henry George Martinson@radiogoldlive.com