The new Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Ghana and three other newly accredited envoys to Ghana have presented their letters of credence to President Akufo Addo at the seat of the country’s presidency, Jubilee House.
The four envoys are the United States Ambassador to Ghana, Her Excellency, Stephanie S. Sullivan; Ambassador of Vietnam to Ghana, His Excellency, Pham Anh Tuan; Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to Ghana, Emad Mugsy Hanna Kamel, and the Ambassador of Turkey to Ghana, Özlem Gülsün Ergün Ulueren.
President Akufo Addo
President Akufo Addo welcomed all four new envoys to Ghana and wished them a successful stay and duty tour in Ghana. He assured all the Ambassadors of the support of his administration as they carry out their duties. The President urged the new envoys not to hesitate in getting in touch with officials of the Presidency and the Foreign Ministry should they require any assistance in the performance of their duties.
US Envoy to Ghana
Addressing the President after presenting her credentials, Stephanie S. Sullivan said she looks forward to working in partnership with the government of Ghana, “to advance and diversify Ghana’s encouraging trade sector while removing barriers for both U.S. businesses and young economies. In addition, to being one of Ghana’s principal trading partners, the United States is working through our Mission in Ghana to strengthen the economy across industries.”
The Egyptian Ambassador to Ghana on his part said, “As the Egyptian Ambassador to Ghana, the promotion of trade and investments between our two countries will be at the heart of my preoccupations. Eagerly I wish to emphasize, that there is a lot to be done still. The promotion of investments and trade ties will take us to new, tangible levels of cooperation between our peoples. I expect it to be more strong after the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement”.
In his brief speech, the Vietnam Ambassador to Ghana indicated that he feels deeply honored to be appointed Ambassador of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to the Republic of Ghana. “At the same time, I am fully aware of my heavy responsibilities to promote multi-faceted cooperation and relations between our two countries. During my tenure of office, I will exert myself to expand and deepen the traditional relations between our two countries, enhance the mutual understandings and friendship between our governments and peoples, and bring Vietnam-Ghana relations to a new high,” Ambassador Pham Anh Tuan said.
Turkish Ambassador to Ghana
In her address, the Turkish Ambassador to Ghana Özlem Gülsün Ergün Ulueren, emphasized that relations with Africa is very important to Turkey and that her country is determined to boost trade with the continent. She said during the period of her duty tour in Ghana, she will not spare any opportunity to strengthen the already strong ties between Ghana and Turkey. Turkey, she said, will continue to be an important development partner of Ghana.