Ambassador pledges to enhance Ghana-Saudi relations
Ghana’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Alhaji Mohammed Habib Tijani, has presented his letters of credence to the Minister for Protocol Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to officially start work as Ghana's representative to the Kingdom.
During his interactions with the Deputy Minister for Protocol Affairs of Saudi Arabia, Khaled bin Faisal Al-Sehli, Alhaji Tijani pledged to work hard to boost the bilateral relations between the two countries.
The Ambassador, who assumed duty last month, has also met with the Dean of Diplomatic Corps to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Dean of African Group of Ambassadors.
As part of his duty tour to Saudi Arabia, Alhaji Tijani also met other interest groups including the business community, the Saudi Fund for Development and the Minister in charge of African Affairs to sell the business opportunities in the country.
He said the country had a conducive climate for business coupled with a stable democratic system and legal system to protect one's investment.
He said there were opportunities in some of the government policies such as the 1D1F, Planting for Food and Jobs and the One-village, One-dam that the private sector could take advantage of and invest.
He thus asked the business community in Saudi Arabia to turn their attention to Ghana and take advantage of the moment and invest there.
Ghana Beyond Aid
Touching on the Ghana Beyond Aid agenda of the government, Alhaji Tijani explained that the agenda was to support local businesses and look inward for home-grown policies and solutions to develop the country and to stop the over- reliance on foreign aid.
He said the agenda was not against foreign aid.