Mr. Michael Wimmer, the Belgian Ambassador, has said that Belgium’s key areas of cooperation are to be found in the economic sphere and in financial assistance mechanisms. Belgium endeavours to strengthen its economic ties with Ghana through its support to Belgian companies wanting to develop the Ghanaian market and expand trade relation with Ghana.
He said this at the Belgian Business Club’s launching in Accra last week.
Mr. Wimmer said over recent years, state-to-state loans and interest subsidies have formed part of a strong financial instrument used to boost our economic cooperation. Belgium has no direct bilateral development programme with Ghana, but remains present through other channels such as multi-lateral organizations like the European Union, indirect development organisations among others.
He said the idea of setting of the Business Club is for Belgian companies and their partners in Ghana to share common interests and further contribute to development of the country.
The Belgian Business Club is a private association of 25+ companies and professionals belonging to different sectors which aims at supporting, fostering and enhancing bilateral trade and investment relations between Belgium and Ghanaian companies.
Present at the launching was the Honorary Consul of Belgium to Ghana, Mr. Dimitri Avraam.