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Indian President receives Ghanaian envoy

Indian President, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, has received a letter of credence from Ghana’s High Commissioner to India, Michael Aaron Nii Nortey Oquaye Jnr.

President Kovind also received three new envoys accredited to India at a short ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan on 19 September, 2017.

They are Tanzania High Commissioner, Baraka Haran Luvanda, Burundi High Commissioner, Mrs Stella Bdiriganya and Pakistan High Commissioner, Sohail Mahmood.

Mr Konvind, during a private interaction with Mr Oquaye, expressed his commitment to further strengthening the co-operation between Ghana and India, focusing on economic, diplomatic and trade relations.

The President, while recounting the longstanding history between the two countries which has existed even before independence, indicated of his eagerness to ensuring that he exerts all effort to enhance mutual goodwill between the two countries and also ensure relations are consistent with rapid geo-political dynamics.

Mr Konvind was full of praise for President Nana Akufo Addo for efforts being made to achieve a vibrant business economy in Ghana. He also conveyed warm greetings to Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo with an expectation of meeting the Ghanaian President soon.

Mr Oquaye, on his part, said President Akufo Addo is looking forward to cementing the unique bilateral relations that Ghana and India have had since independence, the formation of the Non-Aligned Movement and the south-south diplomatic relationship.

He further stated that, the President of Ghana is on the path of industrialisation in Ghana and was looking forward to a collaboration with India to promote that which would be mutually beneficial to the two countries.

Mr Oquaye also impressed on President Kovind that, Ghana was looking forward to a stronger relationship, especially in areas of ICT, skills transfer, scholarships, agriculture and Infrastructure, while counting on India to increase investment in Ghana.

Mr Oquaye was confident that his tenure in India will further deepen the already cordial relations between Ghana and India.