General News of Thursday, 5 June 2003
A 24-member delegation from the State Duma (Parliament) of the Russia Federation and Businessmen arrived in the country on Wednesday for talks aimed at strengthening relations between the two countries and their legislatures.
Mr Freddie W. Blay, First Deputy Speaker of Parliament met the delegation, led by Dr Arthur Chilingarov Haro of the State Duma, on arrival at the kotoka international Airport.
Mr Haro recalled the longstanding ties between Ghana and Russia and said the business delegation would explore investment and business opportunities.
Mr Blay expressed his appreciation for the visit and expressed the hope that it would help forge close ties between the two Parliaments.
The delegation would call on the President John Agyekum Kufuor, the Speaker of Parliament, Mr Peter Ala Adjetey and several Ministers of State, the Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs, Trade, Industries and Tourism, Business Community and Ghana Chamber of Commerce and Industry.