Armenia-Ghana Economic Relations
On January 31, newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ghana to Armenia Leslie Akua Akyaa Opuku-Varen visited Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Armenia where she was welcomed by Executive Director of the Chamber Andranik Aleksanyan, Vice-President Harutyun Hayrapetyan and Head of Staff Arayik Vardanyan.
The Executive Director of the Chamber Andranik Alexanyan presented the business climate of Armenia, the possible spheres of cooperation, underlining importance to the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the two countries. At the same time, he emphasized that it is necessary for both sides to undertake the task of having Ghana Honorary Consulate in Armenia. Andranik Alexanyan mentioned that the Chamber will assist in the export of Ghana’s business to third countries and jointly process goods imported from Ghana.
Vice-President of the Chamber Harutyun Hayrapetyan added that Ghana is rich in technical diamonds and will benefit from the use of Armenia’s factory capacities for that purpose. Jewelry and agriculture are also one of the areas of cooperation.
Mrs. Leslie Akva Akyaa Oppuku-Varen mentioned that there are about 30 million inhabitants in Ghana, who are Christians in private and are friendly towards Armenians. The owner of the largest resort in Ghana, for example, is Armenian. He added that climate is very favorable especially for exotic tourism, “There is no cold winter in Ghana. There is hot and very hot.” Medical tourism is developing in Ghana and high quality Armenian specialists can organize trainings.