Recently Ghana was ranked 6th in Africa in terms of trade volume with China and during the commemoration of the 55th anniversary of the signing of the treaty of friendship between Ghana and China Mr Bombande insisted that the Ghanaian business community is being pursued and encouraged to expand their production capacity for export to China.
Mr Bombande said, “We acknowledge the enormous contribution of the People’s Republic of China to Ghana’s socio-economic development, as exemplified by the presence of many Chinese companies and institutions operating in various sectors of our economy namely Education, Health, Energy, Infrastructure development, Transport, and Commerce.”
Mr Bombande further noted that over recent year’s people to people exchanges and high level exchange visits have been on the rise and over 4000 Ghanaian students have been benefiting for multiple Chinese training programmes.
Bombande added, “Indeed, the inauguration of a second Confucius Institute on the University of Cape Coast campus to teach the Chinese language, culture and philosophy is laudable as it would promote inter-cultural relations between China and Ghana. We cherish China’s friendship, cooperation and contribution towards Ghana’s development efforts over the years.”
Madam Sun Baohing, the Chinese Ambassador, commended the strong economic and trade cooperation between the two countries and advised them to continue to strengthen win win strategic long term cooperation. “We also need to strengthen our interaction and consultation in international and regional affairs to uphold justice, and contribute our share to the building of a new type of international relations underpinned by win-win cooperation and the construction of the China-Africa community and international community of shared destinies.”