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Ghana’s Tourism Ministry is to partner with its Czech Republic counterpart to help develop and promote both countries’ cultural products to its citizens.

This was made known when Ghana’s Minister of Tourism, Culture & Creative Arts Mrs. Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare paid a working visit to the Czech Republic Ministry of Culture. Ghana’s Ambassador to the Czech Republic H.E Zita Sabah Okaikoi accompanied the Tourism Minister to the impressive cultural program dedicated to the sector Minister.

Welcoming the Ghanaian delegation, the Deputy Minister of Culture in charge of Legislation & International Cooperation Ms. Petra Smolikova said Ghana and the Czech Republic have enjoyed a long-standing relationship dating back to the early 60’s.

She said her ministry is ready and willing to collaborate with Ghana to further deepen the cultural relations between the two countries.

According to her, She believes this will be of mutual benefit in the exchange of ideas and practices, cultural re-engineering for socio-economic development in both countries. She added that, her outfit is in constant touch with its Embassy in Ghana and made reference to the memorandum of understanding between Ghana and Czech Republic, which dates back to 1972. She hoped the visit by the Ghanaian delegation would solidify the already existing relationship between the two countries.

On her part, Mrs. Ofosu-Adjare expressed her gratitude to the Government of Czech Republic for its willingness to collaborate with Ghana in the area of Culture. She said Ghana’s comparative advantage lies in her unique cultural diversity and richness and both countries could work to promote cultural exchange between them.

She added that although both countries had a long-standing relationship, they can do more to forge stronger ties in the promotion of each country’s cultural domains for the benefit of their people.

This according to her will enhance greater opportunities for investments and the development of cultural products. She said, the Ministry’s flagship project which is the marine drive project has a component in which Czech Republic investors can explore the opportunities in investing in it.

Mrs. Ofosu-Adjare said, Ghana is branding its tourism with culture and wants to use it as a way to develop the tourism sector.

Ghana’s Ambassador to Czech Republic, H.E. Zita Okaikoi who helped facilitate the meeting called for the review of the 1972 memorandum of Understanding between the two countries.

She said her office is willing to start the process of cultural exchange through the engagement with the Ministry of Culture in Czech Republic.

 

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