Pakistani Business Delegation Meets Honorable Kwaku Ampratwum-Sarpong, Advocates for Enhanced Trade Relations with Ghana

The Deputy Minister for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Honorable Kwaku Ampratwum-Sarpong, has called for stronger trade ties between Ghana and Pakistan. Honorable Ampratwum-Sarpong made this appeal during a meeting with a Pakistani Business Delegation, led by Ambassador Eric Owusu Boateng, Ghana’s Ambassador to Iran with concurrent accreditation to Pakistan, on Friday, May 12th, 2023.

The Deputy Minister warmly welcomed the delegation to Ghana and took the opportunity to introduce them to the country’s vibrant business environment. He urged the Pakistani delegates to explore the numerous investment opportunities available in Ghana, emphasizing the potential for mutual benefit.

Her Excellency Farhat Ayesha, Ambassador of Pakistan to Ghana, acknowledged that Ghana is Pakistan’s largest trade partner in West Africa. She highlighted the current trade volume between the two countries, valued at US$67 million, and expressed optimism about further growth.

Adding to the discussion, Umar Shahid Butt, the Vice Consul of Ghana in Pakistan, praised Ghana for its stable political environment, sizable literate population, and skilled workforce, making it an ideal destination for business ventures. He emphasized the need to expand the trade volume between Pakistan and Ghana, acknowledging the challenges faced by developing economies due to the pandemic and the Ukraine conflict.

The 14-member Business Delegation’s visit to Ghana aimed to explore the diverse range of business opportunities in the country. This visit marks a significant milestone as the first major Pakistani delegation to Ghana since the reopening of the Pakistani High Commission in Ghana nearly a year ago, following a 30-year absence.

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