Lithuania’s Foreign Vice-Minister Zananavičius meets with the new Ambassador of Ghana
On 14 March, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Albinas Zananavičius met with the new Ambassador of Ghana to Lithuania Gina Ama Blay and discussed strengthening bilateral economic relations in the areas of education, culture, and tourism.
“We seek to strengthen our bilateral cooperation with Africa’s one of the most advanced countries, especially in the field of economy. We see a lot of potential in expanding economic exchange in the fields of information technology and communications, renewable energy, biotechnology, and food industry,” said the Foreign Vice-Minister Zananavičius.
According to the Ambassador, for Lithuania’s business Ghana could be a bridge to the entire Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), which is made up of fifteen member countries with more than 350 million inhabitants. The Ghanaian diplomat took interest in the experience of digitizing Lithuania’s public sector and called on Lithuanian enterprises to contribute to the development of Ghana in this field. She also noted that Ghana would be interested in promoting cooperation between universities of the two countries. In addition, the Ambassador took interest in medicine, biotechnology, and engineering science.
On 19-20 October 2017, the Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius visited Ghana for the first time, where he met with the country’s top officials and discussed the possibility of developing bilateral cooperation. During the visit, Lithuania’s Foreign Minister invited the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ghana to visit Lithuania.
Gina Ama Blay resides in Berlin. She is the sixth Ambassador of Ghana accredited to Lithuania.
Lithuania and Ghana established their diplomatic relations in 1992.