Emir of Qatar lauds Akufo-Addo for ‘governing Ghana well’

The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

myjoyonline.com, Tue, Nov 13, 2018

by Myjoyonline.com

The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, has praised the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, for his leadership over the last 22 months since he took power.

He told the president he is “governing Ghana well”, and that the fundamentals of the Ghanaian economy, coupled with the prevailing social indicators, points to a “good example” worthy of emulation by others on the continent.

The Emir of Qatar made this known when President Akufo-Addo paid a day’s reciprocal official visit to Qatar, at the invitation of the Emir.

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, in his remarks, applauded the conducive investment and business climate being established in Ghana, and was hopeful of forging a strong relationship with Ghana, adding that “there are lots of opportunities that we can do together.”

He indicated that the State of Qatar was readying the Qatar Investment Authority, the state-owned holding company that specializes in domestic and foreign investment, to explore opportunities in the areas of energy, tourism, agriculture, security, education, and infrastructural development in Ghana.

With the state of insecurity in the Sahel, in West Africa, being of major concern to the world, the Emir stated that military assistance from Qatar, to help fight the scourge of terrorism in countries like Burkina Faso and Mali, was in the offing, and assured Ghana of Qatar’s support in helping to equip Ghana’s security apparatus to deal with the menace.

On his part, President Akufo-Addo thanked Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani for the invitation to visit Qatar.

The President noted that Ghana, as a sovereign country, will not be dissuaded by anyone from pursuing a relationship with Qatar, adding that “we are determined to have a good relationship with Qatar, we value the relationship, and we will continue with it.”....

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