Government has called on the business community in Ghana and Rwanda to take advantage of their vast economic potentials to explore business opportunities in all sectors of the economy.
Government also encouraged the Rwandan government and businesses to invest in Ghana for mutual benefits.
Mrs. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, said this on Monday when Dr. Vincent Biruta, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for Rwanda, paid a courtesy call on her in Accra.
Both Ministers signed the General Cooperation Agreement to lay the foundation for establishing a Permanent Joint Commission for Cooperation between the two countries.
The visit was to herald inauguration of the Republic of Rwanda’s new High Commission in Accra on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.
She said Ghana is among those countries across the continent with a conducive investment climate, coupled with good incentives provided under the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre Act 2013, Act 865.
The minister commended the long-standing and cordial relations which have existed between the two countries over past years.
“Bilateral relations between the two countries reached a significant milestone in January 2020, with establishment of the High Commission of the Republic of Rwanda in Ghana and appointment of Dr. Aisa Kirabo Kacyira as the first resident High Commissioner of the Republic of Rwanda to Ghana,” she said.
She mentioned that establishment of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) presents new opportunities for both countries to expand trade relations at the bilateral and continental levels.
She acknowledged the invaluable support of Rwanda in championing support for Ghana’s successful bid that culminated in hosting the AfCFTA Secretariat in Accra.
Mrs. Botchwey called on both countries to collaborate and support the African Union and other regional groupings to respond decisively to the current threats to peace and security on the African continent: such as terrorism, piracy, illicit trade in small-arms and light weapons, cybercrimes and human-trafficking.
She expressed Ghana’s desire to work closely with Rwanda to consolidate the existing relations and explore further areas of cooperation for the two countries’ mutual benefit. mutual benefit
She assured Dr. Biruta of Ghana’s commitment to ensure transparent, peaceful and free and fair elections in December 2020.
Dr. Biruta said his country is confident that the cooperation agreement between the two countries will enhance Africa’s development for tangible outcome, as their relations will open up more opportunities to explore, and commended Ghana for its commitment to peacekeeping operations – saying that during the 1994 genocide Ghana stayed with her troops when other countries opted out.