Ghana-Korea Parliamentary Friendship Association wants enhanced ties

BY: Daily Graphic
 From left: Mr Richard M.K. Quashigah, the Vice Chairman of the association; Ambassador Kim Sungsoo, Prof. Mike Aaron Oquaye, Speaker; Mr Philip Basoah, the Chairman of the association and Dr Bernard Oko Boye.
From left: Mr Richard M.K. Quashigah, the Vice Chairman of the association; Ambassador Kim Sungsoo, Prof. Mike Aaron Oquaye, Speaker; Mr Philip Basoah, the Chairman of the association and Dr Bernard Oko Boye.

The Ghana-Korea Parliamentary Friendship Association has called for effective collaboration between Ghana and Korea at the level of the Legislature to enhance and enrich legislations in the two countries.

That, the group believes, will further promote the development of the economies of the two countries.

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In the same spirit, the association has said it is focused on parliamentary diplomacy in enhancing bilateral and multilateral relations between Ghana and the Republic of Korea.

73rd anniversary

This was contained in a solidarity message signed by the Secretary to the association, Cornelia Puobi-Akumpule, and issued in Accra on the occasion of the 73rd independence anniversary of the Republic of Korea.


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The statement said the association created an enabling platform for the sharing of best practices between the Parliament of Ghana and the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea while supporting the traditional diplomacy reserved for the Executive.

Yesterday, August 15, 2018, the statement said, marked yet another occasion to celebrate the Republic of Korea’s liberation from oppression as an independent state from Japanese domination.

 In 1945, Korea (North and South) was liberated from Japanese occupation. Three years later, on August 15, 1948, the Republic of Korea (South Korea) was officially established.

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That, it said, called for sober reflections by all Korean people, as well as those associated with the Republic of Korea in friendship.

“It is, therefore, instructive that the Ghana-Korea Parliamentary Friendship Association celebrates with the Korean people in solidarity on their 73rd independence anniversary (National Liberation Day) especially when bilateral relations between Ghana and the Republic of Korea is not only cozy but mutually beneficial,” the association posited.

Deepening bilateral ties

It was, therefore, apt, the statement said, when last year, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, in bidding farewell to the outgoing Korean Ambassador to Ghana, Mr Lyeo Woon-Ki, intimated that he would push for the deepening of relations and bilateral ties between Ghana and the Republic of Korea during his tenure.

By that, the statement said, the people-to-people relations and cooperation would be enhanced, especially in the area of technical cooperation and trade relations.

“It is in that spirit of friendship that the Ghana-Korea Parliamentary Friendship Association on this joyous occasion of the independence day celebrations (National Liberation Day) congratulate the people of the Republic of Korea and especially, members of the Korea-Ghana Parliamentary Friendship Group in Korea,” the group added.