GHANA TO BOOST TIES WITH QATAR, GULF STATES TO ATTRACT FOREIGN INVESTMENTS

ACCRA, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says Ghana will build strong diplomatic and economic relations with Qatar and other Gulf States to attract investments to develop and return Ghana to the path of progress and prosperity.

President Akufo-Addo said this when Dr. Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al Kuwari, an adviser to the Emir of Qatar, paid a courtesy call on him at his Flagstaff House office here Thursday.

He told Dr Hamad that his preoccupation was how to build the economy, so as to be able to bring employment, and generate prosperity for the people. "We think that a country like yours could play a very important role in helping us achieve our objectives," he added.

President Akufo-Addo acknowledged that Ghana over the years had not done enough to develop relations with Qatar and told Dr Hamad that many investment opportunities were available in Ghana for Qatari businesses, including the oil and gas sector and development of infrastructure.

Dr. Hamad said his visit was aimed at fostering relations between the two countries, as there exists tremendous opportunities and areas of co-operation for the two countries.

"We need to work together to explore the possibilities in all the fields mentioned. The political will is there, and I promise that my visit is an important step for (strengthening) relations between our two countries."

He also took the opportunity to seek Ghana's support for his candidature for the position of Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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