Ghana seeks new areas of cooperation with Bahamas
NASSAU, The Bahamas, Thursday March 24, 2011 – The Republic of Ghana is seeking new areas of collaboration and cooperation with The Bahamas in the hospitality and tourism industry.
Ghana’s High Commissioner to the Bahamas, Daniel Ohene Agyekum, said that as Ghana embarks on a new experience in crude oil production with its anticipated benefits to the economy, the government would be eager to maintain and deepen the friendship between both countries, as a basis of exploring possible areas of cooperation.
“Ghana is, in this respect, desirous to promote a healthy and productive bilateral trade and investment relationship between our two countries, with emphasis on tapping into the Commonwealth of The Bahamas’ own expertise in assisting Ghana build its capacity for the development of our tourism and hospitality industry,” he said as he presented his Letters of Commission to Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes recently.
Sir Arthur said the Bahamas would be interested in such an arrangement.
“We have taken note that the rich resource of your country, recently enhanced by the discovery and current exploitation of significant offshore oil reserves, and the consolidation of democracy and human rights reforms, all augur well for a stable and profitable environment in which to pursue enhanced co-operation,” the Governor General said.
And in the spirit of the cooperation, Sir Arthur also took the opportunity to solicit Ghana’s support of The Bahamas’ application for full accession to the World Trade Organisation.
The Ghana High Commissioner possesses a broad experience as a career diplomat in major regions of the world – the Middle East, Europe and North America. He has also been the holder of high political office at the heart of Ghana’s decision-making and management of tribal and modern governmental affairs.
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