A Vice Premier of China, Sun Chunlan, has applauded the stability of the Ghanaian economy and development taking place under President Akufo-Addo.
Paying a courtesy call on President Akufo-Addo at Jubilee House in Accra, Sun Chulan stated that “under your leadership, the Ghanaian government is pressing ahead with reforms, the growth of the economy, and the improvement of people’s lives”.
She continued “stability and development have become the proud highlights of your government.
“As your true and sincere friends, China feels very happy to see the achievements you have made.”
Extending the greetings of Chinese President, Xi Jinping, to President Akufo-Addo, the Chinese Vice Premier described Ghana’s President as an old and good friend of China.
She expressed the gratitude of the Government and people and China for contribution of Ghana to the growth and development of China.
Sun Chulan told her Ghanaian counterpart that the purpose of her visit to Ghana is to implement the agreements reached between President Xi Jinping and President Akufo-Addo, at the 3rd Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Co-operation (FOCAC), held in Beijing, last year.
Additionally, she noted that her visit will see to the implementation of the outcomes of FOCAC, deepen the practical relationship between Ghana and China.
With Ghana and China celebrating 60 years of bilateral relations in 2020, the Chinese Premier was hopeful that the friendly relations between the two countries, which were forged by Chairman Mao Zedong and Kwame Nkrumah, will continue to stand the test of time, and stay strong for many more years.
On his part, President Akufo-Addo extended a warm welcome to Sun Chulan, on behalf of the Government and people of Ghana.
Describing China as Ghana’s biggest trading partner, the President acknowledged the many developmental projects that are being undertaken in Ghana, with the assistance of Chinese companies and the Chinese Government.
The $2 billion Sinohydro deal, which will see the construction of a number of infrastructural projects in Ghana, according to him, is government’s major priority.
He added that “it is extremely encouraging that the projects are now going to go forward.”