Maxwell Okamafo Asamani Addo
Vice President, Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, has advocated for more economic co-operation between Ghana and Korea, adding that there are more opportunities the two countries could explore for the benefit of their citizenry.
He said, although the partnership between the two countries, has yielded significant dividends over the years, “we have to move our co-operation and friendship to a higher level”.
The Veep, made the call when the new Ambassador of the Republic of Korea. Woon-ki Lyeo, called on him called on him yesterday December 9, 2014, at the Flagstaff House in Accra, to officially introduce himself as the new Korean ambassador and also to discuss issues of mutual concern and interest.
Mr Amissah Arthur, noted Ghana needs countries like Korea to form viable partnerships to pursue initiatives for economic stability and growth.
He said, Korea has made a lot of strides in Agricultural revolution, culture, technology and at the political level so the need for the two countries to share some of ideas.
According to him, because Ghana and Korea share a lot in common, so it is necessary for the two sides to intensify their partnership for socio-economic development.
“Ghana remains committed in that respect, because we consider Korea as a reliable development partner,” he added.
Mr Kwesi Amissah Arthur, siad currently there are some outstanding bilateral issues between Ghana and Korea, which the would be held in Accra,
He expressed his desire in seeing to it that the bilateral investment treaty under negotiation between the two sides, would be signed as soon as possible, so as to serve as a legal framework to promote expansion of Korean investment in Ghana.
He also called Korea to consider collaborating with Ghana in the area of sports, apart from the economy and cultural relations.
He assured the Ambassador of government’s support and co-operation to enable him to build on the foundation laid by his predecessor.
Ambassador Woon-ki Lyeo, pledged to work to expand the bilateral co-operation, as well as trade and investment.
Ambassador Lyeo, conveyed the cordial greetings from President Park Geun-hye, and assured that he would do his utmost best to further promote bilateral co-operation and friendship in various areas such as, trade, investment, development assistance and cultural and people-to-people exchanges
He promised to do his best as ambassador to forge a good partnership in all aspect in trying to contribute his best to Ghana’s development.