Ghana, Slovenia sign MoU on Economic Cooperation
London, May 16, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Ghana and the Republic of Slovenia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Economic Cooperation on the margins of the 8th Africa Day International conference.
The document is aimed at developing and strengthening economic cooperation on the widest possible scale and in all fields deemed to be of mutual interest and benefit.
Describing the exercise as a crucial one, Slovenia’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Dobran Bozic indicated that the gesture would not only create favourable investment conditions for the two countries but also help promote long-term cooperation in the areas of agriculture, energy, science and technology as well as trade in goods and services.
Signing the MOU on behalf of the Government of Ghana, Minister for Business Development Dr Mohammed Awal welcomed a Ghana – Slovenia partnership citing the visit of the Slovenian Business delegation to Ghana early on in the year as a significant step to further deepen trade and economic ties between the two countries.
Other members of the Ghanaian delegation, including a deputy Minister of Trade and Industry Robert Ahomka Lindsay, Chief Executive of the Ghana Exim Bank, Lawrence Agyinsam, Chief Executive of Ghana Export Promotions Authority Afua Asabea Asare as well as Ghana’s Ambassador to the Republic of Italy H.E. Eudora Hilda Koranteng Quartey took turns to explain the various roles played by their ministries and agencies in the country’s quest to become anindustrialized based economy as well as the opportunities Ghana seeks to be self-reliant.
The team also shared plans by the government of Ghana to create jobs through a programme of rapid and aggressive value addition, especially in agro processing and vibrant manufacturing.
After 35 years of diplomatic relations between Ghana and Slovenia,leadership from both sides say they are poised to explore other areas of cooperation to deepen bilateral relations for the benefit of their citizenry. GNA