His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, today met with the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, who is visiting the UAE in order to participate in Ghana’s celebrations of the country’s National Day at Expo 2020 Dubai.
The meeting was also attended by H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Media Council, and a number of the UAE’s ministers.
Ghana: Potential for investment
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said the presence of African nations in Expo 2020 Dubai presents an opportunity for visitors to the Expo to explore Africa’s vast potential for investment and the countries’ deep heritage and culture.
The two leaders discussed how they might bolster bilateral cooperation and advance the strategic partnership between their two nations, especially in the fields of agriculture and technology. They also highlighted the importance of boosting trade and tourism between the two nations and unlocking new investment opportunities that will serve mutual economic interests.
One of the world’s largest exporters of cocoa
As the two men toured the Ghanaian pavilion, located in the Opportunity District, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid and President Nana Akufo-Addo were briefed on the commercial opportunities the country is highlighting at Expo 2020 Dubai to attract increased levels of foreign investment. Ghana is one of the world’s largest Exporters of cocoa and offers significant investment opportunities in its mining sector, according to representative of the pavilion. The Ghanaian pavilion is also highlighting opportunities in the country’s financial, healthcare and food manufacturing sectors. The UAE’s Vice President also learned about Ghana’s efforts to promote environmental sustainability and conserve its natural resources.