The Government of Ghana and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have underscored the need to continuously nurture the relationship that existed between the two countries over the past 63 years and deepen development cooperation.
The Minister for the Interior, Mr Ambrose Dery and Sultan Abdul-Rahman Al-Dhakel, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Ghana, proposed a toast in Accra to commemorate the 93rd anniversary of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia National Day with the Saudi community in Ghana, as well as ministers of state, members of parliament, diplomats, traditional leaders and friends of the Kingdom.
Mr Dery congratulated King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammad Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on their role as guardians of the Two Holy Mosques and assured them of Ghana’s continued cooperation with the Kingdom in preserving international peace and security.
He thanked Saudi Arabia for its support to Ghana in the area of infrastructure, agriculture, energy, education and humanitarian services.
The Minister said Ghana had taken a keen interest in the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 roadmap with “ambitious strategies to unleash the Kingdom’s enormous potential by building a diversified forward-thinking country.”
Mr Dery said to advance cooperation and development, Ghana must strengthen its ties with the Kingdom’s private sector. He also urged Saudi Arabian investors to conduct business in Ghana to benefit from the country’s wealth of natural resources, stability and security, as well as the presence of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area Secretariat (AfCFTA) in Accra.
“Ghana stands out as the best investment destination in the sub-region,” Mr Dery pointed out and praised KSA for its support to Ghanaian pilgrims over the years.
Ambassador Sultan Abdul-Rahman Al-Dakhel said Ghana is Saudi Arabia’s longest bilateral partner in the Gulf region and would continue to coexist with all members of the society.
Dzifa Hukporti, ISD