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General News Fri, 15 Jan 1999

Mills receives envoys

Accra (Greater Accra) 15 Jan.'99

Vice President Professor John Atta Mills today granted audience to three envoys accredited to Ghana and urged them to take advantage of the "conducive environment" to bring investment into the country.

Prof. Mills also appealed to the home governments of the envoys to contribute towards peace and stability in the West African sub-region, saying without stability, ''there can be no development, no matter how much a country is assisted''.

The ambassadors, include Kathryn Dee Robinson from the United States, Ms Milena Lukovic, representing Yugoslavia, and Abdel Moneim Talaat from Egypt.

They had separate discussions with the vice-president, focusing on specific sectors of the economy in which their home countries have expressed interest.

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They recapped the origin of relations between their countries and Ghana as well as measures being taken to improve them.

One such mechanism which the envoys identified as a dynamic concept towards this goal is the area of Joint Co-operation Commissions where all sides acknowledged progress and called for (its) sustenance.

The ambassadors also lauded Ghana's achievement in democratic governance and pledged their home government's commitment to build on it.

They particularly acknowledged Ghana's commitment to peace and stability in the West African sub-region, especially with regard to the restoration of constitutional rule in Liberia after seven years of war and currently the government's support for negotiated political settlement in troubled Sierra Leone.

Present was Mr Annan Cato, Supervising Chief Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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