The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, on Wednesday cut the tape to formally open a new Consulate General at Guangzhou, China.
The new office which is located within a prime and serene environment, will offer support to Ghanaian and Chinese business activities, as well as provide them with expedite consular services to facilitate trade and investment promotion between Ghana and China, the Minister noted.
said, “With the new Consulate therefore, the long journey these
businessmen and women had to endure to go to Beijing for visas and other
trade facilitation processes would be over since the Consulate-General
is here to manage all these concerns.”
The Minister said the office will also help in the promotion of a crucial agenda for foreign investment and international trade which face a fair amount of challenges.
Ghana’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, was joined by Vice Governor of the Guangdong Province of China, Mr Ouyanf Weimin and Ghana’s Ambassador to China, Mr Edward Boateng to cut the tape for official business to begin.
Addressing the gathering,
Hon. Ayorkor Botchwey said the Guangzhou Consulate-General of the
Republic of Ghana had its Consular District covering the Guangdong,
Fujian and Hainan Provinces and the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region.
The Minister said when she visited China last year she had discussions with Mr Ouyanf Weimin and requested that he assisted Ghana to acquire a land for office building.
She urged the Governor’s office to give it a priority consideration to further deepen the cooperation and friendship between our two countries,” she stated.
The Hon. Foreign Minister said s he was happy to be back here in this beautiful city to open the newly established Consulate.
She said she was humbled to have the various Chinese officials to grace the occasion and extended best regards from Ghana’s President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to the Chinese President Xi Jinping and the officials.
Hon Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey stressed that China remained the largest
She recalled that in 1971, Ghana was one of the
Since then, the
The Minister advised Ghanaians, who travel to China to do business or seek business partners and those with
In his welcoming address, Ghana’s Ambassador to China,
Meanwhile, he said over 1,000 wells aided by China, were accomplished, benefiting people living in over 830 villages.
The Chinese Vice Governor traced the relationship between China and
Present was the Consulate General for Guangzhou,