Maxwell Okamafo Addo
The Vice-President, Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, has stated that the government and people of Ghana cherishes the relationship that exist between Ghana and Iran, and has advocated for more economic co-operation between the two countries.
The Veep, made the call, when a special envoy from the President of the Islamic Republic Of Iran, Ambassador Valiollah Mohammadi, called on him at the Flagstaff House, to officially deliver a letter of invitation from President Hassan Rouhani, to be delivered to President John Mahama to visit Iran later this year, so that they could discuss issues of mutual relations and expand the bilateral relationship between the two countries.
Mr. Amissah Arthur, noted that Ghana needs countries like Iran to form viable partnerships to pursue initiatives for economic stability and growth, and also learn a lot of lesson from them.
He said, the long standing relations between the two nations, had produced tangible benefits, stressing that “The permanent joint commission for cooperation, has become a vehicle for enhancing development between our countries”.
On his part, the special envoy, Ambassador Valiollah Mohammadi said, he has had the opportunity to serve as ambassador of Iran to Ghana for five years, so he is conversant with the relations that exist between Ghana and Iran, adding that last year, their former President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad paid a two-day visit to Ghana.
Ambassador Valiollah, said he came to Ghana with some officials from Islamic Republic of Iran to follow up on some of the agreement signed on the permanent Joint Commission for Cooperation on Agriculture.
Ghana and Iran joint commission is something that would stimulate developmental road-map to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries at both governmental and private sector levels for further investment.
A permanent Joint Commission for Cooperation that would mandate them to strengthen their relations in many more relations apart from health, education and agriculture.