Ghana and Bulgaria have renewed their commitment to deepen relations for the mutual benefit of the two countries.
The two countries made the commitment at a signing ceremony to mark the commencement of a protocol for the establishment of bilateral consultations between the two countries on Tuesday in Accra.
The Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Mr Kwaku Ampratwum-Sarpong signed for the Republic of Ghana whilst the Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria to Ghana, Mr Yanko Vasilev Yordanov signed for Bulgaria.
Mr Ampratwum-Sarpong stated that the signing of the protocol would enable both countries to strengthen cooperation in areas of mutual interest such as agriculture, manufacturing, education, health, technology, and energy, among others.
He emphasized the importance of increasing trade volumes between the two countries, citing Ghana’s investor-friendly environment.
He, therefore, urged the Bulgarian investors to explore business opportunities in Ghana.
“I appreciate the Bulgarian Government for continually cooperating with Ghana in the field of education through the award of training programmes for Ghanaian nationals to study Medicine, Tourism, Journalism, and International Relations in Bulgaria and call for further cooperation particularly in the fields of Agriculture, Engineering and Information Communication Technology (ICT) which are pivotal to the development of the country,” he added.
On his part, Mr Yanko Vasilev Yordanov, expressed gratitude to the Government of Ghana for its bilateral and multilateral cooperation with Bulgaria.
He also expressed his country’s readiness to commence political consultations with Ghana and affirmed his country’s interest in deepening cooperation with Ghana in the areas of education and agriculture, indicating that Bulgarian agricultural universities were ready to collaborate with their Ghanaian counterparts through knowledge sharing to promote Ghana’s agricultural development.
Patience Anaadem, ISD