President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has applauded the growing bilateral and economic relations between Ghana and China and expressed optimism that their mutual co-operation will flourish during his term of office.

We love very much to continue to building the strong relationship that we have with China in so many different areas, particularly in economic development, he said when Wang Zhengwei, the Special Envoy of Chinese President Xi Jinping, called on him at Flagstaff House on his first day at work following his inauguration at the weekend.

Wang had led a high-powered delegation to attend the investiture of President Akufo-Addo, along with many regional leaders and heads of government who witnessed the inauguration ceremony where the President and his Vice, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, were sworn into office by the Chief Justice.

President Akufo-Addo told Wang that relations between both countries had grown better in the last 10 years, waxing stronger during President John Kufuor’s Administration when he was then the foreign minister.

He said the expansion of relations between Ghana and China were exemplified by the fact that trade between both countries had assumed great potentials, as China had become effectively the second largest trading partner of Ghana.

President Akufo-Addo also lauded the contribution of China in Ghana’s energy sector, particularly the Bui Hydro-electric Dam and the Western Gas Infrastructure Project.

He welcomed an assurance made by the Special Envoy to encourage more Chinese companies to take interest in the economy of Ghana, saying: We want to do exactly what you are doing in China, develop rapidly our infrastructure, develop rapidly our economy and we are very open to others from outside Ghana to come in and invest in our country and help us develop our economy.



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