Ghana is an emerging economy of Africa and Pakistan values its relations with Ghana in diverse areas including trade, tourism and others. These views were expressed by Federal Minister for Law & Justice Azam Nazeer Tarar speaking as Chief Guest at a ceremony marking the 66th Independence Day of Ghana. On behalf of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and the people of Pakistan I extend warmest greetings to the government and the people of Ghana on this auspicious day, said Tarar.
Honorary Consul General of Ghana Dr Shahid Rashid Butt had organized a reception to mark the national day of Ghana and had invited a large number of dignitaries including Dean of Diplomatic Corps Ambassador of Turkmenistan Atadjan Movlamov, Moroccan ambassador Mohamed Karmoune, former Minister Malik Ammad Khan, former Chairman Senate Nayyir Bukhari, Chairman of the Nazriya Pakistan Council (NPC) Mian Muhammad Javed, ex-ambassador Qazi Humayun, Director FIA Waqar Chauhan, Ramzan Achakzai, Dr Nazir Ahmed, Basir Dawood, Honorary Consul General of Cyprus Mian Habibullah, Consul General of Lithuania, Masood Khan and other distinguished guests.
The reception ceremony started with national anthems of both the countries while a cake was also cut to celebrate the day. Azam Nazeer Tarar noted Pakistan had friendly relations with Ghana and Africa being a gateway to development and a land of opportunities has always been at the center of Pakistan’s foreign policy. While thanking the guests, Dr Shahid Rashid Butt said Ghana has immense potential for investment and trade and Pakistani businessmen should take advantage of this opportunity.