Egypt and Ghana are two of the major countries when it comes to their role in promoting, adopting and defending the African Agenda
“Our cooperation in regional and multicultural fora is exemplary and I am sure that this cooperation will be further intensified when Egypt assumes its role as chair of the African Union (AU) in January 2019,” the Egyptian Ambassador to Ghana,
The ambassador said these in an address to mark Egypt’s National Day.
He gave an assurance that “Egypt will exert its utmost efforts with Ghana and its sister countries in the continent for a better future for Africa, with regard to several files of priority as the AU Reform, Peace and Security in the continent, promoting the regional integration aiming at a continental free trade area in the future and to fight terrorism, an ugly phenomena that is threatening everybody right now”.
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In this regard, he noted that Egypt would be hosting the
He recalled the active and successful period Egypt had spent during 2016 – 2017 as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council.
He said scholarships at Al Azhar University and others were also an effective channel of their cooperation in this regard.
On the economic front, Ambassador Heider said Egypt watched with admiration the ambitious Ghanaian economic transformation plan, and they follow the positive economic indicators achieved so far.
He pointed out that Egypt had a positive presence through their Egyptian companies in Ghana such as Rafi Aluminium, Egypt Air, El-Sweedy Cables and Electrometer, Arab contractors and Port Said for maintenance and cranes and other companies in the field of Agriculture/Agro-processing and many others which were actively present in Ghana.
“We are witnessing more interest by Egyptian companies to come and explore the opportunities that are here.
“We will continue to do whatever necessary in this regard. We have received several trade missions during the last year in different fields. A sign which shows a great interest
The ambassador announced that in December this year, Egypt would be hosting a yearly African Investment Forum to link the businessmen in the continent together and said he was sure that would boost the Egyptian -Ghanaian business.
“We have also extended an invitation to the Speaker of Parliament, which he has accepted, and we hope it takes place soon,” he said and added that “our presidents have bilateral meetings on two occasions on the margin of the AU Summit, and the Ministers of Foreign Affairs also met and consulted on similar occasions,”
Touching on the Day’s celebration,
“In this context, I keep repeating that we are greatly proud that the First Lady of Ghana after independence was Egyptian and through this
“For this reason, it’s a blessing and a great advantage to be an Ambassador of Egypt in Ghana. Mentioning this while I am ending my tour of duty in this friendly country makes me very keen to convey a message of appreciation and gratitude to the Ghanaian leadership and officials who also proved to be there and willing to push our relations forward,” he stated.
“I will certainly miss the good people of Ghana, their sense of
He thanked all those who made his stay pleasant and fruitful during his term of duty in Ghana.
In his address, the Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources,
He said this would serve as a more effective and structured framework for
The minister urged potential Egyptian investors to take advantage of the conducive environment established in Ghana to set up manufacturing and agro-processing plants, which would ultimately create a diversified and robust economy and further cement the fruitful partnership that the two countries currently
The ceremony was attended by members of the diplomatic corps, the Egyptian community, other ministers of state, Members of Parliament (MPs), traditional and religious leaders, the academia and business executives.