Ghana’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey has arrived in Turkey for a two day official visit on the invitation of the Turkish Foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.
The visit which is within the framework mechanism of bilateral consultations between the foreign ministries of the Republics of Ghana and Turkey will afford the two foreign ministers the opportunity to discuss issues bordering on Ghana Turkey relations and ways to strengthen and deepen these relations for the mutual benefit of the two countries.
Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey is expected to sign a memorandum of understanding with her Turkish counterpart in the area of Information Technology and Diplomatic Archives and meet with the grand speaker of the Grand national Assembly of the Republic of Turkey . The Ghanaian Foreign Minister is also expected to hold meetings with the Acting director of Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency, as well as the the director General of the Free Zones Oversees investment Services in Turkey
The Hon. Minister was accompanied by the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre GIPC , Yofi Grant , Edwin Provencal , Chief Executive officer of the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation (BOST), the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Export Promotions Authority, Afua Asabea Asare and other high level officials from both the public and the Private Sectors of Ghana.
Ahead of visit, Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey met the Turkish ambassador to Ghana in her office to discuss issues of trade and investment between the two countries and what to expect while in the transcontinental Eurasian country.
Ghana’s foreign minister commended the government of Turkey and the ambassador for playing a major role in promoting trade and investment in Ghana, while acknowledging the presence of some notable Turkish Investors in Ghana working in several areas of the country’s economy.
Turkey and Ghana have a long standibg relationship that dates back several decades.
According to Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, the historical visit is expected to deepen cooperation across sectors, especially in trade and investment to boost its economic drive