The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Madam Ayorkor Botchwey has urged Israeli business community to explore the conducive business environment and forge partnerships with Ghanaian business community for mutual benefits.
She pointed out that this would strengthen trade relations between the two countries.
Madam Botchwey made the remark when Israel’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr. Eli Cohen, called on her on Tuesday in Accra.
She emphasized the importance of expanding cooperation with Israel in agriculture, education, health, cyber security and security for the benefit of the two countries.
The Minister also expressed appreciation to the government of Israel for its contribution towards Ghana’s socio-economic development, especially in the area of human resource development through MASHAV Training programmes in health, education, agriculture, entrepreneurship and innovation.
On his part, the Israeli Foreign Minister, Mr. Eli Cohen, recalled the cordial relations that exist between Israel and Ghana and noted that both countries have the potential to deepen relations even further.
He stated that this was his first official visit to Ghana and to Africa in almost 10 years.
Mr. Cohen assured that his government would continue to support Ghana with expertise in agriculture, water management and security.
A Joint Declaration of Intent on cooperation in the Field of Environmental Protection was signed between the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation of Ghana and the Ministry of Environmental Protection of the State of Israel.
Patience Anaadem, ISD