We want more trade relations with US – Akufo-Addo to Pelosi

Mon, 29 Jul 2019 Source: Starr FM

President Nana Akufo-Addo has stated strongly that his administration is targeting a more progressive trade relation with the United States of America which will see Ghanaian and United States enterprises forging strong collaboration for the economic growth of Ghana and the US.

In a brief remark ahead of a private meeting with Nancy Patricia Pelosi, the American politician and Speaker of the United States House of Representatives since January 2019 and her delegation who are on a three day working visit to Ghana at the Jubilee House, Mr. Akufo-Addo said the American government and her people have been very generous to Ghana in various fields of her National life such as education, defense, health as well as support for her Electoral system and the country appreciates it very much.

“I think that above all, what we are seeking is what your spokesperson has said which is that we are looking for a new, more progressive agenda between us. An agenda where Ghanaian enterprises and American enterprises will get together to promote the economic relations between our two countries,” President Akufo Addo said.

Mr. Akufo-Addo indicated that he is of the firm view that such a collaboration “will be a healthier and more productive relationship that will be developed between the two countries”.

The President having noted that the democratic congresswoman at the Centre of controversy in the United States with President Trump over his “go back” suggestion, Representative IIhan Omar, of Minnesota, was part of the Speakers delegation, said he has been following with keen interest the controversy involving the congresswoman.

He described the high-level visit as a very welcomed one that Ghana appreciates so much.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in her equally brief remarks commended Ghana for her contribution to peace within and outside Africa and for being an exporter of security and peacekeepers.

“Militarily, Politically, Culturally and every way, we salute Ghana and we thank you for sending your distinguished Ambassador to Washington,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi stated.

Source: Starr FM

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