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The Russian Ambassador to Ghana His Excellency (HE) Dmitry Suslov has said his country would focus on the cooperation in developing nuclear energy in Ghana which would serve as a catalyst for enhancing the relations between the two states.

He said this during the National Day Celebration of the Russian Federation held at the residence of the Ambassador on 12 June, 2018 in Accra. The Ambassador indicated that the ties in the build-up of the peacekeeping capacities and the development of education were successfully progressing.

‘’This year, we are also witnessing another session of the intergovernmental Russian-Ghanaian Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation or Permanent Joint Commission ‘’ he said. HE Dmitry Suslov said Russia was ready to develope mutually beneficial relations not only in trade but also in high technologies. He added that Russian producers of helicopters and cars were taking keen interest in Ghana.

The Minister for Defence,  Honourable Dominic Nitiwul, who was the leader of the Government delegation extended invitations to the Russian Business Community and investors to take advantage of the additional opportunities that are being created through the government of the day such as ‘One district One Factory, One village One village One Dam, Defence Industry and Planting for food and jobs. This he believed would support the country’s socio-economic development.

He revealed that negotiations were currently underway to develop cooperation in Atomic Energy that may add significantly to the energy needs of Ghana while exploring cooperation with Russia in LPG deliveries, among others. He commended the Russian Federation for recently increasing the benefit of Ghanaian students, its scholarship numbers from 50 to 67.

‘’I must say that the educational support from Russia had contributed immensely to the development of Ghana’s human resources in vital areas such as agriculture, medicine and energy, among others for which we are extremely  grateful.’’ He said.

Present at the ceremony were Ambassadors and High Commissioners from the United States, Israel, Germany, Ethiopia, Angola, Columbia, Egypt, South Africa,  the UNDP Resident Coordinator and some selected Chiefs.

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