Qatar To Sign A Visa Free Agreement With Ghana
Ghana And Qatar on Agreement on Mutual Visa Exemption
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The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, has reminded the govt of Qatar that Ghana is awaiting the ratification of the Agreement on Mutual Visa Exemption for the Holders of Diplomatic and Special Passports between Ghana and Qatar.
This was after she told her counterpart, Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Bin Jassim Al Thani, the secretary of state of Qatar, during her official visit to the State of Qatar.
Shirley Botchwey is in Qatar to deliver a special message from President Nana Addo Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, to His Highness the Emir; a message which is geared towards consolidating the prevailing friendly ties between the 2 countries.
As a part of her interactions together with her counterpart, she told him of the progress Ghana has made on the ratification of the Agreement and indicated the country’s hopes of getting them do same soon.
“The Parliament of Ghana has duly ratified the Agreement on Mutual Visa Exemption for the Holders of Diplomatic and Special Passports between the 2 countries. Consequently, Ghana looks forward to receiving notice of ratification from the govt of Qatar to pave way for its operationalization,” she said.
She also took the chance thank the govt of Qatar for the weekly Qatar Airways flight to Accra despite the constraints posed by the coronavirus.
“The Government of Ghana appreciates the concrete steps taken by the 2 countries to strengthen diplomatic ties following the reciprocal visit of their two heads of state, particularly the inauguration of a weekly Qatar Airways flight to Accra, despite the constraints posed by the raging pandemic,” she said.
Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey further expressed the intentions of the govt of Ghana to tap from the “skills and therefore the expertise of the private sector of Qatar, especially within the area of Oil and Gas for mutual benefit.”
In this regard, she urged her counterpart to use his good offices to encourage Qatari businessmen and investors to require advantage of the conducive investment climate in Ghana to take a position within the country.
The Foreign Affairs minister is in Qatar until Thursday, March 4, 2021.