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General News of Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Source: Daily Guide Network

Ghana, United Arab Emirates to waive visa

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Ghana and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have resolved to waive visa for diplomatic and service passport holders of their respective citizens.

The agreement was reached during a meeting between Ghana’s Foreign Minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, and the UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation, Reem Al Hashimy, on the sidelines of the ongoing 74th UN General Assembly in New York.

During the meeting, Madam Hashimy ceased the occasion to extend an invitation to President Akufo-Addo for a State visit to Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE.

She lauded Ghana for political and economic stability and pledged her country’s preparedness to invest in the Ghanaian economy.

On her part, Madam Ayorkor Botchwey pointed out that Ghana was now the hub of the newly formed African Continental Free Trade Area and it will be a win-win situation for investors from Abu Dhabi and Dubai to invest in Ghana.

She revealed that tourism, manufacturing, infrastructure are some of the areas the two countries can collaborate to deepen their bilateral and economic relations.

There are about 10,000 Ghanaians working in the emirates and the last couple of years have seen the two countries opening embassies in their respective capitals, Accra and Abu Dhabi as well as a consulate in Dubai.

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