The Deputy Minister for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Mr Kwaku Ampratwum-Sarpong, has urged Pakistani Businesses to explore the numerous investment opportunities in Ghana.
He pointed out that this would strengthen trade relations between the two countries.
Mr Ampratwum-Sarpong made the call during a meeting with a Pakistani Business delegation, led by Mr. Eric Owusu Boateng, Ghana’s Ambassador to Iran with concurrent accreditation to Pakistan.
The Ambassador of Pakistan to Ghana, Madam Farhat Ayesha, stated that Ghana was Pakistan’s biggest trade partner in West Africa.
“The volume of trade between the two countries is worth US$ 67 million and there is more opportunity for growth,” she added.
On his part, the Vice Consul of Ghana in Pakistan, Umar Shahid Butt, stated that Ghana has a stable political environment, a large literate Ghanaian population and a skilled workforce, making Ghana an ideal country for business.
He further emphasized the importance of increasing trade volume between Pakistan and Ghana, noting that developing economies are currently facing difficulties that could be overcome by promoting mutual trade.
The 14-member Business Delegation visited Ghana to explore the diverse business opportunities the country has to offer.
It is the first major Pakistani delegation visit to Ghana following the re-opening of the Pakistani High Commission in Ghana almost a year ago, after a 30-year absence.
Patience Anaadem, ISD