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Ghana to send delegation to go to China to resolve loan difficulties

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Kwesi Amissah-Arthur - Vice President
Kwesi Amissah-Arthur – Vice President

A delegation appointed by President John Dramani Mahama is soon to go to China to resolve the difficulties of the Chinese development loan to Ghana to make for easy disbursement, Vice President Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur announced on Wednesday.

The Vice President praised the co-operation between Ghana and China over the years, making for the Asian nation assisting with projects such as the Bui Dam in recent years.

He, however, called for a reversal of the imbalance in trade so that Ghana would export a little more to China.

In a discussion with Mr Gong Jianzhong, the Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, who paid a courtesy call on him at Flagstaff House in Accra, Vice President Amissah Arthur Vice President Amissah-Arthur noted that Ghana was developing new trade relations with China.

Vice President Amissah-Arthur recalled the many years of bilateral relations between Beijing and Accra, noting that the relations had been characterized with visits of Ghanaian presidents to China.

He was hopeful that China would continue to support Ghana with her development programmes.

Mr Jianzhong, who said he had been in Ghana for the past two and half years, also commended the friendly relations between the two nations.

Recalling that Ghana was one of the countries in Sub Saharan Africa to establish diplomatic ties with China, Mr Jianzhong compared the “Better Ghana” programme to the Chinese current development paradigm that aims at eliminating poverty.

He said the China was ready for learning for a win-win situation, adding that by 2021, China hoped to achieve a very high standard of living devoid of poverty, hunger and other social challenges.

Mr Jianzhong reiterated that China was committed to the pursuit of “socialism with Chinese characteristics”

“We are going to build a modern society,” he said, adding “we have to learn from each other and support each other.

“I will work hard to promote the bilateral relations and take the opportunity to learn of the rich Ghanaian culture,” he said.

Source: GNA

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