May 25, 2019

NRW Minister Stephan Holthoff-Pförtner encounters Ambassador Blay

In the picture Minister Dr. Stephan Holthoff-Pförtner & Ambassador Gina Blay – Picture by Land NRW, Robin Teller.

Monday, 13 May 2019, Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia: Ghanaian Ambassador to Germany, Gina Blay, was received at Government House by NRW’s Minister of European and International Affairs, Dr. Stephan Holthoff-Pförtner.

North-Rhine Westphalia and the West African country hold a lasting partnership extending to governmental and civil society échelons, academic institutions as well as twin cities. 

The conversation between minister and ambassador was focused on the further development of the twelve year partnership as well as the three years old government-to-government initiative. For NRW’s government, the goal henceforth is to intensify economic ties, particularly by providing stipends to middle and small Ghanaian enterprises to present their products in the German market. 

Ghana’s President Akufo-Addo made it clear during his visit to NRW in 2018 that a top priority for his homeland is the economic growth. Hence Ambassador Blay aided by the NRW State Chancery paid a visit to various companies to promote the investment in Ghana. 

Since 2017 a unique administration exchange was set up between both governments, whereby bureaucrats from both countries, hailing from a plethora of ministries shadow each other in their respective working posts. The latter being the single such programme in Germany. 

For further information: 
Press release about the visit: https://www.land.nrw/de/pressemitteilung/minister-holthoff-pfoertner-trifft-die-ghanaische-botschafterin-gina-ama-blay-der

President Akufo-Addo in NRW: http://www.diplomatmagazine.nl/2018/03/26/ghanaian-president-in-nrw/

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