[ 2012-08-14 ]
President Mahama tells Heads of Missions to advance Ghana's interest
Accra, Aug. 14, GNA - President John Dramani
Mahama on Tuesday appealed to Ghana's Heads of
Missions to use their positions to advance and
achieve the country's foreign policy objectives.
He said Ghana's foreign policy which had been
carved over the years, remained the same, and it
was the responsibility of High Commissioners and
Ambassadors to translate those policies into
workable documents for Ghana and the countries in
which they were serving.
President Mahama made this appeal when 29 of
Ghana's High Commissioners and Ambassadors called
on him at the Castle, Osu.
The Heads of Missions, who had been in the country
since last week to attend the funeral of late
President John Evans Atta Mills, were at the
Castle to congratulate President Mahama on his
assumption of the highest position as Head of
State and to pledge their support to work closely
President Mahama said government would engage the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs to draw up a
comprehensive programme to take inventory of all
the property of Ghana outside, assess their
challenges and develop a holistic approach towards
resolving those challenges.
He said government was committed to maintaining
all her bilateral agreements and urged the heads
to respect all protocols that would enhance mutual
benefit and raise the image of Ghana in the eyes
of her peers around the world.
President Mahama also appealed to the envoys to
continue to interact with Ghanaian nationals in
their respective duty posts to achieve their goals
in those countries. They should also hold constant
meetings with Ghanaian nationals abroad to know
their challenges and strengths.
The President said diplomatic positions were
becoming dynamic because of the daily changes that
were inherent in such positions and charged them
to be innovative in order to become abreast with
current trends in international diplomacy.
Professor Kwaku Danso-Boafo, Ghana's High
Commissioner to the United Kingdom on behalf of
his colleagues pledged their support to work with
President Mahama to deliver government's foreign
He also expressed the confidence of the group that
President Mahama would live up to expectation,
mainly because of his background and experience as
an astute politician.
Source - GNA
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