Ghana’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, has arrived in Beijing, China as head of a five-member Ghanaian delegation to attend the second Coordinators’ Meeting on the Implementation of the Follow-up actions of the Forum for China and Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Summit on June 25, 2019.
Ahead of Tuesday’s meeting, the Minister will join other delegation heads from over 50 African countries in a meeting with the Vice President of the People’s Republic of China, H.E. Wang Qishan on Monday June 24, 2019.
“The Coordinators’ Meeting is an important forum which provides a unique platform to both the Chinese and African sides to discuss and take stock of the status of implementation of the outcomes of the FOCAC”, said the Ghanaian Foreign Minister in an interaction with the media.
According to her, the meetings were very important as they provided a unique platform to directly engage the relevant Chinese authorities regarding the modalities for the disbursement of the FOCAC Funds.
She was upbeat about engagements in the coming days as she announced Ghana’s readiness to hold extensive discussions with the Chinese authorities on the sidelines of the FOCAC Conference concerning Ghana’s priority areas for funding.
During this Beijing visit, the Foreign Minister who was welcomed on arrival by Ghana’s Ambassador to China, H.E. Edward Boateng is expected to make other presentations and participate in other activities and functions.
Meanwhile, on Sunday June 23, the Foreign Minister visited the Ghana Garden Landscape at the International Horticultural Exhibition in Beijing.
The facility which stocked made-in-Ghana products and showcased the Ghanaian traditional culture, was the center of attraction as the Ghanaian Foreign Minister arrived at the international enclave of what is believed to be the largest expo in history.
She was met on arrival with a captivating cultural performance by a Ghanaian cultural troupe based here in China.
Source: Foreign Affairs Ministry