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Politics Wed, 19 Nov 2014

Veep calls for more economic cooperation between Ghana and Japan

Vice President Amissah-Arthur has lauded the existing relations between Ghana and Japan which has grown from strength to strength in the area of economic cooperation and friendship over the years.

Vice President Amissah-Arthur said this when the Japanese Ambassador to Ghana, Mr. Kaoru Yoshimura called on him at the Flagstaff house in Accra, to introduce himself as Japan’s new Ambassador to Ghana. The discussion between the two men focused on strengthening economic cooperation.

He stated it was his determination to reinforce Ghana’s continued partnership and economic co-operation with Japan because the potential for the economic relations between Ghana and Japan are huge, especially in the area of financial support, which has been very useful.

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Vice President Amissah-Arthur said that Ghana has enjoyed Japanese support and cooperation over the years in most of its critical sectors, so wished to see it strengthened, and expressed the hope that it would be deepened further economic cooperation. Ghana and Japan have a long standing relationship which dates back many years ago and has grown with time.

Ambassador Yoshimura, in his brief remarks, thanked Vice Presiden Kwesi Amissah-Arthur for making time to meet him and praised Ghana for securing the much-needed investment into the country and ensuring the stabilisation of its macroeconomic environment, as well as reducing the country’s public debt portfolio to sustainable levels.

Source: Maxwell Okamafo Addo
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