- Occasion was Symposium on “Global Trade Development” organized by LPU School of Business
- “Republics of India & Ghana will have stronger bilateral relationship to take the world ahead”: His Excellency Mr Kwesi Amissah-Arthur
- Ghanaian Ministry of Education and LPU also signed an MoU for educational endeavours
Great Ghanaian economist, academician and politician, the Vice President of Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Mr Kwesi Amissah-Arthur visited Lovely Professional University today. The occasion was one-day “Global Trade Development” Symposium. Vice President Hon’ble Arthur was leading an 18-member high profiled delegation including 2nd Lady of Ghana Mrs. Matilda Amissah and three Deputy Ministers. The symposium focused on Indo-Africa relationship and trade, especially in the background of 3rd India Africa Forum Summit-2015, which was PM Modi government's biggest diplomatic outreach involving largest-ever turnout of 41 African leaders in India.
On this occasion Symposium Newsletter was released, and a special question-answer session was also held in relation to the Symposium. On this occasion, Deputy Education Minister of Ghana Hon’ble Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwaalso signed an MoU with LPU for diverse educational endeavours. LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal welcomed the elite Ghanaian guests and expressed his strong willingness to run smooth ties with Ghana in the educational fields as per the needs of both the countries.
Addressing on the theme of the symposium, Hon’ble Kwesi Amissah-Arthur said: “The two colonial countries Ghana & India have long attachment since the days of Mahatma Gandhi and initiation of his freedom movement on the soil of Africa. It is always understood that all countries should have stronger bilateral relationship to take the world ahead. Though lot has been done, much has yet to be achieved on these lines. Here, we have gathered to talk about present scenario and to share the future growth that exists with the friendship of these two countries. As Ghana is playing important role in development of continent of Africa, so is India playing pivotal role in bringing harmony and peace all around the sub-continent and the world as a whole.”
Hon’ble Arthur also shared: “India as a nation has always been sympathetic to dreams and aspirations of African peoples and shown its willingness to participate in all of its struggles against colonialism, apartheid, poverty and disease. Now we have to lay common emphasis, on agricultural sector, trade, industry and investment, peace and security, promotion of good governance and civil society, information and communication technology. I have ministers of different departments along with me who will study related departments in India to be in consonance. In fact, India and the African countries are devising new parameters for an enhanced and enlarged relationship appropriate to their new role in a changing world. Besides the consultative process and the spirit of friendship, sharing knowledge and experience is another aspect that makes many African countries relate to India.”
The delegation included High Commissioner H.E. Mr. Samuel Panyin Yalley; Defence Adviser Brig General Daniel Kwaku Mishio; Presidential Staffer Hon James Agyenim-Boateng; Deputy Minister for Education Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa; Deputy Minister for Food and Agriculture Hon. Hannah Bissiw; Deputy Minister for Water, Work and Housing Hon. Samuel Adusei; Director/Protocol Mr. Emmanuel Antwi; Security Officer Cpl Kwabena Acquaye; Protocol Officer Ms Priscilla Dzoku; Official Photographer Mr. Thomas Fynn; Media Officer Mr. Sebastian Syme; Security Officers WOI Yussif Mahama & PSO Ibrahim Lartey; Attaches SWO Agyiri Anthony & CPOI Kwasi Bright B.M. Atorsah.