On the occasion of the visit to Spain of the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration of Ghana, Charles A. Owiredu, the CEOE International President, Marta Blanco, met with the Deputy Minister and the Ambassador of Ghana in Spain, Elizabeth Adjei, to strengthen relations and evaluate possible joint collaboration lines to strengthen business relations between Spain and Ghana.
The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs highlighted the opportunities that his government is currently offering, in priority sectors such as agriculture, banking or industrialization in Ghana, and highlighted the high level of training received by the Ghanaian population.
He also stressed that within the region of West Africa, which make up the countries of Togo, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana, and that encompasses more than 350 million inhabitants, The stability and security offered by Ghana allows it to be the gateway for many foreign companies interested in establishing themselves in the region. Currently, more than 50 Spanish companies are established in the country.
For her part, the president of CEOE International highlighted the political stability, the good work of the Ghanaian administration in the economic and business field and its commitment to regional integration, as three of the key pieces for foreign investment, where Spanish companies are located, betting on the country.
Likewise, Marta Blanco highlighted the leadership of our companies in some of the priority sectors such as agri-food and the modernization of the agri-food industry, the infrastructure and rail sector, and showed CEOE's commitment to collaborate with the government of Ghana to publicize the business and investment opportunities among Spanish companies and business organizations.
On the other hand, he highlighted the growing interest of Spanish companies in Ghana, especially after the commitment made by the EU, through the Compact with Africa initiative, to boost the presence of the private sector. Although, he also stressed the importance of Spanish companies feel the support of the administration on both Ghanaian and Spanish.
Finally, the Ghanaian ambassador in Spain, Elizabeth Adjei, thanked CEOE for its commitment to promote business relations with her country and mentioned the successful Spain-Ghana Business Meeting held at the CEOE headquarters in March on the occasion of the visit to Spain of the Minister of Business Development of Ghana, as a result of which numerous Spanish companies have contacted the Embassy to learn more about the business and investment opportunities offered by Ghana.