Mr. Pedro Luis Despaigne Gonzalez, outgoing Cuban Ambassador to Ghana, called on Mr. Kwaku Ampratwum-Sarpong, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, in Accra, to bid farewell to Ghana.
He mentioned the rich relations between Ghana and Cuba, which began in the 1950s, and called for their further strengthening for the mutual benefit of both countries.
The Deputy Minister congratulated Mr. Gonzalez for the great progress made during his period of service.
He recalled the long-standing cordial relations between Ghana and Cuba dating back to Ghana’s independence and said that recent years have seen the strengthening of these ties.
Mr. Ampratwum-Sarpong expressed the hope that relations between Ghana and Cuba will continue to flourish on all fronts for the mutual benefit of both countries.
He congratulated the outgoing Ambassador for his hard work during his tenure and referred to the assistance offered by the Cuban Embassy and the relevant authorities during the official visits of President Nana Akufo-Addo and his Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and other senior Ghanaian government officials in Cuba.
Regarding bilateral cooperation, Mr. Ampratwum-Sarpong commended the Ambassador for his role in facilitating the successful enrollment of nearly 300 students to study medicine in Cuba under two academic services agreements with sponsorship from the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) Ghana Scholarship Foundation and Secretariat.
He commended Mr. Gonzalez’s efforts to liaise with government officials from other ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs), in particular the ministries of health and education, to identify and explore areas of cooperation. bilateral.
The deputy minister expressed the government’s commitment to extend the same cooperation to the incoming Cuban envoy to build on Mr. Gonzalez’s remarkable achievements in improving relations between Ghana and Cuba.