Foreign Minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, is pushing for the establishment of formal diplomatic relations between Ghana and Laos.
In her view, the creation of formal relations between the two States will set the tone for people to people exchanges and other forms of cooperation.
She stressed that the friendship and cooperation between the two countries is essential for their mutual benefit.
Madam Ayorkor Botchwey made the case as she held talks with the Foreign Minister of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Saleumxay Kommasith on September 26, 2019 in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.
Discussions during the meeting focused on Political cooperation; Economic cooperation; and Multilateral cooperation.
Laos is located in southeast Asia and is known for its mountainous terrain.
She briefed the Lao Foreign Minister on the economic agenda of the Government of Ghana, which is predicated on the transformation of the structure of Ghana’s economy beyond aid, import reliance and export of primary commodities to a manufacturing and value addition economy with the private sector at the center of the policy.