Ghana has been receiving $15m in aid from Kuwait since 2015 -Envoy

This year, 2023, marks the 62nd National Day, as well as 32nd Liberation Day, of the State of Kuwait. The year 2023 also symbolises Ghana and the Gulf State’s 49 years of diplomatic relations.

This diplomatic relations has been beneficial to both countries, with Ghana enjoying about US$15 million humanitarian assistance in the area of infrastructure provision, including schools, worship centres, orphanages and taking care of orphans, and drilling of wells.

Ghana started receiving the US$15 million humanitarianism assistance since 2015, through Kuwaiti charitable organisations, associations, as well as philanthropists.

Celebrating the 62nd Day in Accra last week Wednesday, Safa Beyrothi, Secretary to the Kuwaiti Ambassador, His Excellency Abdullah Alkhaledi, stated that the diplomatic relations between the two countries was growing stronger.

Speaking on behalf of the Ambassador, she said evidence of this relation was a testament of the first agreements between the two countries, including bilateral political consultations agreement during the visit of Ghana’s Foreign Minister and Regional Integration, Shirley Botchway, to the State of Kuwait in 2018.

She said: “This relation between the two countries has jumped in a qualitative and distinctive direction, through the visit of Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, to the State of Kuwait in January 2018, where she officially inaugurated Ghana Embassy in Kuwait in a joyful atmosphere, celebrating the level where the relations between the State of Kuwait and the Republic of Ghana have reached; a development that pleased the leadership of both countries.”

According to her, the relation between the two countries became keen since 2015 and had even accelerated into the area of economic, where Minister Botwe had held successful talks with the Kuwait Fund for Development, which have since supported many projects in the West African country.


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