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General News of Wednesday, 30 July 2003

Source: GNA

Singaporean High Commissioner bids farewell to Kufuor

Accra, July 30, GNA - President John Agyekum Kufuor on Wednesday commended the acumen and wisdom of the leadership in Singapore that transformed the Island that has no natural resources to an advanced nation.

"Singapore has become a very shining example around the globe. (It is) an island that began with no natural resources but within a generation created an industrial platform for both developed and developing countries," the President noted.

"Those of us engaged in nation building should take a cue from the acumen and wisdom of the leaders who transformed the country to an advanced socio-economic nation." he said.

President Kufuor said this when the out-going Singaporean High Commissioner to Ghana, Mr Foo Kok Swee, paid a farewell call on him at the Castle, Osu.

Mr Swee, who was based in Nigeria, had served in that capacity since 1990.

President Kufuor asked Mr Swee to continue to be an advocate for Ghana and improve on the cordial relations between both countries for their mutual benefit.

Mr Swee commended Ghana for the tremendous assistance to Singapore in support of her candidates to international bodies such as the United Nations.

He said the relationship between both countries had improved but was placed on a higher pedestal after the state visit of President Kufuor to Singapore.