GHANA, CHINA SIGN EIGHT CO-OPERATION AGREEMENTS

BEIJING– Ghana and China have signed eight co-operation agreements and memoranda of understanding (MoU) covering different economic sectors following talks here over the weekend between President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Chinese President Xi Jingping.

The president had made a State visit to China to deepen co-operation and friendship between the two countries ahead of the 7th Forum on Chinese-African Co-operation being held in Beijing on Monday and Tuesday.

The pacts signed are the One belt one road MoU, Memorandum on Regional Aviation Co-operation, Agreement for Co-operation in the peaceful use of nuclear energy, Co-operation to carry out Maternal and Child Health Project, Framework Agreement on Financing Insurance Co-operation relating to the 20.0 billion US dollar Sino-Hydro deal, Economic co-operation on Phase 2 project of the University of Health and Allied Sciences, Co-operation on the expansion of the Cape Coast Stadium, and on Co-operation on the supply of police vehicles to the Ghana Police Service.

Speaking with President Xi Jinping, prior to the signing of the eight agreements, President Akufo-Addo noted that the relationship between Ghana and China, over the years, had been excellent, noting that Ghana has been a firm friend of China.

With China, for the last three years, being Ghana’s largest trading partner, the President stated that Chinese co-operation and investment in our economy are extremely essential to the delivery of progress and prosperity to the Ghanaian people.

Highlighting some matters of critical concern to the country, President Akufo-Addo noted that his Government had been engaged in the fight against the menace of illegal mining, popularly referred to as galamsey, and told the Chinese President about the involvement of some Chinese nationals in the illegal activity.

He emphasised that his administration would not relent in the fight to restore the purity of Ghana’s water bodies and the health of its environment. President Akufo-Addo urged his Chinese counterpart to intervene in the matter, stating that we want your help fully, so that we can remove this impediment to the strong co-operation between Ghana and China.

On the development of Ghana’s infrastructure, he also told President Xi that Ghana was interested in receiving investments from China towards specific sectors of the economy, such as the railway and road network.

We are thinking about a railway network that is intended to be a part of the Belt and Road Initiative, which will link our country to the Maghreb Region, and, thereby, recreate the old trade route that linked the Southern part of West Africa to North Africa, he added.

President Akufo-Addo later held bilateral talks with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang regarding infrastructural development, communications, and oil and gas.

The President was hopeful that his visit to China would reinvigorate our relationship, provide us with the opportunity to contribute to the success of the FOCAC summit, and also enhance the nature of the co-operation between our two countries”.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

GHANA, CHINA SIGN EIGHT CO-OPERATION AGREEMENTS

BEIJING– Ghana and China have signed eight co-operation agreements and memoranda of understanding (MoU) covering different economic sectors following talks here over the weekend between President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Chinese President Xi Jingping.

The president had made a State visit to China to deepen co-operation and friendship between the two countries ahead of the 7th Forum on Chinese-African Co-operation being held in Beijing on Monday and Tuesday.

The pacts signed are the One belt one road MoU, Memorandum on Regional Aviation Co-operation, Agreement for Co-operation in the peaceful use of nuclear energy, Co-operation to carry out Maternal and Child Health Project, Framework Agreement on Financing Insurance Co-operation relating to the 20.0 billion US dollar Sino-Hydro deal, Economic co-operation on Phase 2 project of the University of Health and Allied Sciences, Co-operation on the expansion of the Cape Coast Stadium, and on Co-operation on the supply of police vehicles to the Ghana Police Service.

Speaking with President Xi Jinping, prior to the signing of the eight agreements, President Akufo-Addo noted that the relationship between Ghana and China, over the years, had been excellent, noting that Ghana has been a firm friend of China.

With China, for the last three years, being Ghana’s largest trading partner, the President stated that Chinese co-operation and investment in our economy are extremely essential to the delivery of progress and prosperity to the Ghanaian people.

Highlighting some matters of critical concern to the country, President Akufo-Addo noted that his Government had been engaged in the fight against the menace of illegal mining, popularly referred to as galamsey, and told the Chinese President about the involvement of some Chinese nationals in the illegal activity.

He emphasised that his administration would not relent in the fight to restore the purity of Ghana’s water bodies and the health of its environment. President Akufo-Addo urged his Chinese counterpart to intervene in the matter, stating that we want your help fully, so that we can remove this impediment to the strong co-operation between Ghana and China.

On the development of Ghana’s infrastructure, he also told President Xi that Ghana was interested in receiving investments from China towards specific sectors of the economy, such as the railway and road network.

We are thinking about a railway network that is intended to be a part of the Belt and Road Initiative, which will link our country to the Maghreb Region, and, thereby, recreate the old trade route that linked the Southern part of West Africa to North Africa, he added.

President Akufo-Addo later held bilateral talks with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang regarding infrastructural development, communications, and oil and gas.

The President was hopeful that his visit to China would reinvigorate our relationship, provide us with the opportunity to contribute to the success of the FOCAC summit, and also enhance the nature of the co-operation between our two countries”.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK