General News Thu, 21 Nov 2002

Two Diplomats Present Letters Of Credence

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Hackman Owusu Agyemang has expressed the hope that Ghana will be catapulted into the middle income group through the oil palm plantation initiative.

The minister said this when he received letters of credence from the Malaysian High Commission designate, His Excellency Mohammed Alias in Accra. Mr. Hackman Owusu Agyemang commended Malaysia for being at the forefront of the South-South Co-operation.

He urged the Malaysian Government not to see the recent impasse between Telecom Malaysia and the Ghana Government as an obstacle for the good relationship already existing between the two countries. The Foreign Minister assured Malaysian business men to see Ghana as fertile ground for investment. The Malaysian High Commissioner, H.E. Mohammed Alias, thanked the Ghana Government for the warm reception accorded him and pledged to work with Ghana and Africa, as a whole since this was his first assignment to Africa.

The Libyan Ambassador designate, His Excellency, Mohammed Al Gamudi also presented his letter of credence. Welcoming him, the foreign minister, Hon. Hackman Owusu-Agyemang on behalf of government and the people of Ghana expressed his gratitude to the Libyan government for granting Amnesty to Ghanaian prisoners.

He paid tribute to the Libyan government for the effort he is making in actualising Dr. Nkrumah?fs dream of having an African Union. He hoped that the two countries would continue to work to the mutual benefit of Africa as a whole.

The minister was pleased about the way Ghanaian immigrants and for that matter Africans are treated in Libya. ?gThe world being a global village, there is the need for Libya to treat all immigrants gently.?h

He gave the assurance that Ghana will be fully participated in the coming African Union Council of Minister in Libya.

H. E. Mohammed Al Gamudi responded with the pledge to keep the vision of Africa high in international force and assured Ghanaians of the Libyan government's support in all endeavours.

Source: ISD