Foreign Affairs Minister mourns former diplomat, Aggrey-Orleans

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey has paid a visit to the family of the late Ambassador James Emmanuel Kwegyir Aggrey-Orleans who died 19 November, 2018.

The minister was accompanied by the Chief Director of the Foreign Ministry, Ambassador Albert Yankey, and other officials to commiserate with the family and sign book of condolence.

“On behalf of the Hon. Minister for of Foreign Affairs and Regional integration, Management and Staff, we extend to Mrs. Agnes Aggrey-Orleans, also a Retired Career Diplomat and the bereaved family our deepest condolences.

It is with deep sadness that the Ministry is announcing the sudden demise of Ambassador James Emmanuel Kwegyir Aggrey-Orleans, which sad event occurred at the dawn of November 19, 2018,” a press release from the ministry said.

Ambassador Aggrey-Orleans joined the Administrative Class of the Ghana Foreign and Diplomatic Service in 1963 and became well known for his professionalism and versatility.

The highlights of his distinguished career include his role as Ghana’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (UK) and his appointment as Acting Clerk to Parliament and Head of the Parliamentary Service.

He was also appointed and served as Assistant Director (In-Charge of the Economic Information and Market Intelligence Division) of the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), a commodity organization established in 1987 by the United (UN) to promote tropical Forest Conservation and Timber trade.

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