By: Jerry Akornor/www.africanakua.com, Ghana
Charge d’Affaires of the Chinese Embassy to Ghana Mr. ZHU Jing, has pledged commitment that the embassy will continue to deepen the long-existing diplomatic, trade, economic and commercial ties with Ghana.
According to Mr. ZHU Jing, the Chinese Embassy will follow the well-established footprints of the former Ghanaian Leader, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, to deepen the diplomatic ties and leverage on the already robust economic commerciasl, boost cultural and people to people exchanges.
Speaking at the Launch of Commemorative Stamps ceremony for the 60th Anniversary of China-Ghana Relations on Tuesday 20 October, 2020 in Accra, Mr. ZHU Jing said “I’m sure the relationship between China and Ghana will continue to thrive for mutual benefit and prosperity”.
“In the past 60 years, China-Ghana relations have grown from strength to strength under the strong leadership of successive leaders of our two countries. We are pleased to see close high-level exchange in recent years, particularly the state visit to China by H.E. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in September 2018 and the successful visit to Ghana by H.E. Vice Premier Sun Chunlan of China in November 2019”.
Mr. ZHU Jing has also pledged commitment to strengthen investment, infrastructure and technology transfer between Ghana and China.
“Our relations are bearing fruits in the areas of trade and investment, technology transfer, infrastructure and people-to-people exchanges. The bilateral trade volume hit 7.46 billion USD in 2019”.
China is now Ghana’s largest trading partner, the biggest source of foreign investment and the biggest provider of human resource training.
Ghana has become the 7th largest trading partner of China in Africa. Until 2019, more than 6,500 Ghanaian students are studying in China, ranking the 2nd in the sub-Saharan Africa.
Nearly 700 Ghanaian students have received Chinese government scholarships in recent two years. Tens of thousands of people traveled between our two countries each year”.