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President John Dramani Mahama, on Friday, received the Letters of Credence of two envoys who have been assigned to Ghana to work towards deepening the bilateral relations among the countries.

They are; Pedro Luis Gonzalez, Cuban Ambassador to Ghana, and Madam Umu Hawa Tejan-Jaloh, the Sierra Leonean High Commissioner to Ghana.

Receiving their letters at the Flagstaff House, Kanda, President Mahama said Ghana was positioning herself as the socio-economic hub of West Africa and it would do everything possible, possible to gain an influential position.

On Cuba, President Mahama said the two countries had over the years enjoyed massive cooperation, especially in the areas of Health and Education.

He explained that while Cuba had been instrumental in Ghana's Health Sector through the posting of a Medical Brigade to Ghana over the years, her contribution in training Ghanaian students in several fields had also been tremendous.

President Mahama appealed to the Cuban Ambassador to Ghana to collaborate with Ghana in the continuous fight against the elimination of malaria, which had claimed the lives of many Ghanaian children in the past.

He commended the Cuban Government for their rapid response and support during the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone two years ago.

On Sierra Leone, President Mahama said Ghana would continue to play a leading role that would ensure peace and safety in that country.

He said the governments of the two countries were currently engaged in talks on the supply of energy to Sierra Leone, explaining that Ghana was working to build more energy resources for both domestic consumption and for export to its neighbouring countries.

Mr Gonzalzes, for his part, expressed his country's willingness to strengthen the existing bilateral relations with Ghana.

He said others had played their part and he would use his tenure to touch on other areas that the two countries had the potentials to harness.

Madam Tejan-Jaloh commended Ghana for her tremendous support to Sierra Leone during the outbreak of the Ebola disease and the training of their Public Service officials after their recovery from the war.

In another development, President Mahama also received Mr John Ruediger, the out-going German Ambassador to Ghana.

The German Envoy was at the Flagstaff House to announce the end of his duty tour of Ghana.

President Mahama commended the German Government for their support over the years to Ghana, especially in empowering the youth with Technical and Vocational skills.

The President pledged to support Europe and other continents in the fight against global terrorism. in the world.
Source: GNA

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