7 envoys present letters of credence to Prez
The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has officially welcomed seven ambassadors from different countries assigned to represent their nations in Ghana.
At the Ceremonial Room of Jubilee House, the seat of the Presidency, all the envoys took turns to present their credentials to President Akufo-Addo yesterday, exchanging brief welcome remarks.
The seven envoys are: the Israeli Ambassador to Ghana, Shlomit Sufa; the Cuban Ambassador to Ghana, Mrs. Anette Chao Garcia; the Ambassador of Egypt to Ghana, Aldesouky Mahmoud Youssef; the Ambassador of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea to Ghana, Mauricio Mauro Epkua Obama Bindang; his Excellency Mochizuki Hisanobu; the Japanese Ambassador to Ghana; the Ambassador of Greece to Nigeria with parallel accreditation to Ghana, Ioannis Plotas; and the Bulgarian Ambassador to Ghana, Yanko Vasiley.
In her remarks, the Israeli Ambassador to Ghana, Shlomit Sufa, expressed the gratitude of her country to Ghana for the support extended to them throughout their campaign within the African Union to achieve observer status.
According to her, Israel is active in other fields in Ghana. She cited culture, noting that they had just concluded a program called “Dance Bridges” with the University of Ghana.
She said her country was glad to support Ghana in her drive to build an innovation ecosystem, citing the ongoing Ghana Innovation Week, which the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, opened.
In his remarks, President Akufo-Addo congratulated the ambassador on her appointment to Ghana. He indicated that Ghana was the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to recognize the state of Israel after independence, concluding that Ghana considers Israel to be one of her oldest friends.
He acknowledged Israel’s contribution to Ghana and said the country appreciates it, citing the impact on agriculture.
The Cuban Ambassador, Mrs. Anette Chao Garcia, indicated that Africa is deep in the heart of Cuba and spoke words of solidarity. She added that she had come to help her country and Ghana as well.
He congratulated President Akufo-Addo on winning the 2020 elections and ended with a good for the President on a project he started at the time he was the foreign minister.
President Akufo-Addo congratulated her on her appointment after welcoming her to the country. He recalled that Ghana was the first country to recognize and support the Cuban revolution as far back as 1959.
The President told the new ambassador that a lot had been done by her to strengthen the relationship between the two countries.
He envisaged that the different circumstances of the 21st century would have an impact on the relations, but nevertheless, the solidarity of the two countries would continue to grow stronger.
Mr. Aldesouky Mahmoud Youssef, Ambassador of Egypt to Ghana, was happy to be assigned to the country.
He said Egypt admires Ghana’s consistent endeavours and the country’s adoption of stability and peace in Ghana and the continent as a whole.
Mr. Youssef spoke highly of President Akufo-Addo and Ghana, pledging that he was going to do his best to deepen the ties between Ghana and Egypt.
President Akufo-Addo recalled the long-time relations between Ghana and Egypt, including that a former first lady of the country was an Egyptian.
It was the hope of the President that the new ambassador’s presence would further develop relations between the two countries.
He wished him “the very best of luck” during his stay in Ghana, stating that his doors are always open and the ambassador should not hesitate to see him when necessary.
The other ambassadors from Equatorial Guinea, Japan, and Greece, were delighted to be in Ghana and pledged to work for the mutual benefits of their respective countries and Ghana.
President Akufo-Addo, in his remarks at the separate encounters, welcomed them to Ghana and wished them a fruitful stay, reiterating the need to deepen the bonds between the countries and Ghana.Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest