Ghana reaffirmed on Tuesday its principled support to the efforts for the resumption of negotiations under UN auspices for a solution to the Cyprus problem on the basis of international law and in line with the UN Charter and the relevant United Nations resolutions.
Presenting her credentials to President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades, High Commissioner of the Republic of Ghana to the Republic of Cyprus, stationed in Tel Aviv, Hannah Ama Nyarko, said Ghana has also been following with great interest and admiration the strides that your country, since 2013, under your leadership, has made in transforming its economy into one of the fastest growing economies in the European Union, buoyed by foreign direct investments in several sectors.
The educational sector is one such area and I would like to acknowledge the study opportunities that have been granted several Ghanaian students in Cypriot educational institutions to enhance their knowledge and skills, in various discipline s and professions for the benefit of their motherland, she added.
Nyarko furthermore referred to the opportunities offered by Ghana, especially in the financial sector, noting that Cypriot investors will find a conducive business environment in Ghana and can also use Ghana as a base to launch into the ECOWAS market of about 350 million people, taking advantage of the ECOWAS Protocols.
Receiving the credentials, President Anastasiades said the Republic of Cyprus highly values Ghana’s consistent support to our efforts to reunify Cyprus, adding that we continue to ask of you to follow your principled position based on international law and the relevant United Nations resolutions on Cyprus.
The President referred to developments in the Cyprus problem and said that my most important political aim has always been, and will continue to be, to reach a viable, functional and comprehensive settlement, one that will safeguard an independent foreign policy, committed to European democratic values.
As regards the economy, he said that, following the severe economic crisis of 2013, Cyprus has achieved a return to positive growth rates since 2015 and pointed out that, as a result of the strong commitment and the joint efforts of the private and public sector alike, we are on the right track.
President Anastasiades also said the course of the Republic of Ghana has provided the world with inspiration, as your country became the first of African colonies to gain independence and in recent years as pillar of stability within the African continent, and assured that, within the European Union also, Cyprus will continue to support the strengthening of the relations and developing the cooperation between the EU and Ghana as well as with West Africa as a whole.
Source: Cyprus News Agency