Ghana, Mozambique hold technical meeting

Ghana-Mozambique-foreign-affairs-joint-committee-2015.jpg.A two-day joint technical meeting between Ghana and Mozambique to deliberate on political, economic, social and cultural issues is underway in Accra.

The meeting would also afford the two countries the opportunity to deepen cooperation and build the right synergies in those areas.

Mr Christian Leslie, Chief Director at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, speaking at the opening session said the cooperation between the two countries would help further to develop South-South cooperation and market access in the areas where both countries have competitive advantage.

He said both countries had expressed the desire to cooperate in areas such as agriculture, oil and gas, trade and investment, tourism, finance, education, science and technology, adding that  the forum would fashion out the specific activities to be carried out in the areas.

Mr Leslie noted that in today’s globalised world, characterised by free market and private enterprises, some have expressed concerns about the relevance of joint technical cooperation for promoting bilateral relations.

He explained that, it is imperative that governments intervene directly to establish frameworks for cooperation that would channel the scarce resources to address these challenges and promote cooperation as well as respond to shared history and experience.

“The outcome of the meeting would serve as the basis for the establishment of a permanent joint commission for cooperation between the two countries, imploring the technical experts to be proactive in ensuring that the decisions are disseminated to the expected implementing agencies,” he added.

Mr Alexander Herculano Manjate, Director of Africa and Middle East of Mozambique’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs who led the delegation, thanked Ghana for the hospitality, explaining that the visit to the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Mausoleum was inspirational in fulfilling the dream of a peaceful Africa.

He said both countries are planning a business forum to discuss issues of mutual importance and called for public-private partnership to deepen national development.

Source: GNA

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