Diplomatic ties between Ukraine and Ghana have been strengthened by opening of Ukraine’s embassy in Accra

Ukraine’s embassy in Accra has been officially inaugurated to strengthen diplomatic ties with Ghana. Ghanaian and Ukrainian citizens will get consular services there. Trade and bilateral partnerships will be facilitated, and business collaboration between the two nations will be enhanced. Ukraine’s commitment to partnering with Ghana to foster a conducive business environment, leveraging Ghana’s stable economic and political landscape to generate employment opportunities for citizens of both countries was emphasized by special Representative of Ukraine to the Middle East and Africa, Dr. Maksym Subh.
The bilateral relations between Ghana and Ukraine began in August 1992, shortly after Ukraine gained independence. Political cooperation has been their main focus for many years, and a foundation for mutual understanding and collaboration has been laid. Ghana’s exporting commodities (manganese, aluminium ore, cocoa powder) make economic and trade relations promising for Ukraine. Ukraine has exported hot-rolled iron bars, raw iron bars, and cold-rolled iron to Ghana. These dynamics have been disrupted by the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, and the progress towards strategic outcomes was hindered. According to Dr. Maksym Subh, the key to advancing cooperation and understanding between the two countries is formal and informal humanitarian contacts.
Ghana’s unwavering support for Ukraine’s territorial integrity amidst the Russia-Ukraine conflict has been expressed by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Kwaku Ampratum-Sarpong.
According to the Deputy Minister, the visit of a Ukrainian trade delegation in April 2018 has rejuvenated trade relations between the two countries. Agriculture, transportation, industrial equipment, telecommunications and paving the way for enhanced economic collaboration were included in the list of the areas of discussion. As Kwaku Ampratum-Sarpong added, Ghana is still an attractive destination for business on the continent, especially for Foreign Direct Investment.
He indicated that the commencement of trading activities under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) made of Ghana the gateway to economic growth for the entire continent.
A significant milestone in international diplomacy was marked by the establishment of the Ukraine Embassy, as well as the commitment of both Ukraine and Ghana to fostering closer ties and collaboration was reinforced.
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Ukraine focused on dialogue, not restrictions in trade with Poland – ministry

Ukraine will not introduce restrictions on import of agricultural products in light of tensions in relations with Poland, but will rather look for an opportunity to work without restrictions, Ukrainian media outlets quoted First Deputy Agrarian Policy and Food Minister Taras Vysotsky as saying on a nationwide telethon. “A discussion about trade with the European … Read more

Egypt, Serbia leaders vow to bolster ties, discuss Mideast, Ukraine crises

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic on Wednesday reaffirmed their strong historical ties and commitment to further strengthening bilateral relations. The two leaders spoke by phone, discussing a range of issues including regional developments, particularly the ongoing situation in the Middle East. Al-Sisi emphasized the urgency of an immediate ceasefire … Read more

Georgian, South Korean officials discuss free trade deal in Seoul meeting

Georgian and South Korean officials on Tuesday held negotiations on a free trade agreement in Seoul with prospects of strengthening trade and economic ties between the two countries and increasing exports of Georgian products to the Korean market, the Georgian Ministry of Economy said. Genadi Arveladze, the Deputy Economy Minister, said the discussions would accelerate … Read more

German government minister promises help with the resumption of Ukraine agrifood exports to international markets

As German Agriculture Minister Cem Ozdemir said before a meeting of the European Union’s Agriculture and Fisheries Council configuration (AGRIFISH) that was held in Brussels on Tuesday, European Council representatives achieved a compromise on extending the autonomous trade measures for admitting Ukrainian agrarian products to the European market through a dialogue. Germany welcomes it and will continue to help Ukraine normalize its exports to global markets, including to countries of the Global South.
According to Ozdemir, the compromise is welcomed and it enjoyed massive support in Germany. Ukrainian media quoted that Germany was interested in ensuring the continuation of Ukrainian exports of agricultural products, primarily to destinations in the Global South, where food products are needed urgently.
Nevertheless, the Minister said that wheat had been called for excluding from the list of sensitive products by Berlin.
The compromise was described by Ozdemir as “reasonable,” as the EU agricultural sector’s and Ukraine’s interests are simultaneously promoted by it.
According to the report, a provisional deal on renewing the suspension of import duties and quotas on Ukrainian exports to the EU until June 5, 2025 was reached by the European Parliament and the European Council on Monday. Protective measures for farmers in EU countries have also been provided.
As the European Parliament said in a statement on its website, these unilateral trade liberalization measures will help stabilize the Ukrainian economy and facilitate the country’s gradual integration into the EU’s internal market.
It was also said that the European Commission will be empowered to take swift action and impose any measures it deems necessary in the instance of significant disruption to the EU market or the markets of one or more EU countries due to Ukrainian imports, for instance wheat.
For example, the EU may apply an emergency brake for particularly sensitive agricultural products, i.e. poultry, eggs, sugar, oats, groats, maize and honey as part of reinforced safeguard measures aimed at protecting its farmers. The extension of the reference period used as a base for employing this automatic safeguard was agreed on by negotiators.
Nevertheless, tariffs would be reviewed if imports of these products rise above the average of import volumes recorded in the second half of 2021 over the whole of 2022 and 2023. It was also committed by the European Commission to step up its monitoring of imports of grain, particularly wheat.
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Germany to help Ukraine resume agrifood exports to int’l markets – German govt minister

Germany welcomes a compromise achieved through a dialogue between European Council representatives on extending the autonomous trade measures for admitting Ukrainian agrarian products to the European market and will continue to help Ukraine normalize its exports to global markets, including to countries of the Global South, German Agriculture Minister Cem Ozdemir said before a meeting … Read more

Uzbekistan and Georgia see 23% trade growth in 2023

Chairman of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis, Tanzila Norbaeva, conducted a meeting on April 8, with a delegation headed by the Chairman of the Georgian Parliament, Shalva Papuashvili, during their visit to Uzbekistan. The meeting aimed to discuss various aspects of bilateral cooperation, focusing on trade, economic, and investment relations, as well as cultural … Read more

Bilateral trade turnover between China and Georgia increased by 48% in 2023

As Zhou Qian, the Chinese Ambassador to Georgia, noted on Saturday, the bilateral trade turnover with Georgia amounted to $2 billion and increased by 48 percent in 2023, compared to the previous year. The total number of investments from China to Georgia exceeded $800 million.
The Ambassador said in his exclusive interview with Imedi TV channel that China has been one of Georgia’s leading trade partners and the largest investor for many years. He also explained that Georgia’s favorable geographical location and free trade regimes with many countries makes it interesting for Chinese companies.
“Readiness” of the Chinese companies to engage in the process of developing Georgia as an energy, transport and digital hub was emphasized by Qian, as well as the establishment of a strategic partnership between the two states and the benefit of the implementation of the visa-free regime in this regard were also stressed by him.
According to the Ambassador, the Chinese Railway Department is ready to be “actively involved” in the investment, construction and operation of the Georgian railway, ports, as well as energy and other projects, which would be connected to the Middle Corridor, a multimodal transport corridor connecting China to Europe through the South Caucasus.
One Belt One Road initiative, the Chinese global infrastructure development strategy to invest in more than 150 countries, including Georgia, was also highlighted by Qian. He said that Georgia was “the first to respond to” this initiative and become a beneficiary of China’s “huge market”.
Middle Corridor plays a very important role for Georgia. Chinese companies are also interested in “all infrastructure projects”.
As Qian announced, the visa-free regime between the countries would “most likely” be officially signed in April and would be implemented in the coming months. He also noted that China and Georgia were “actively working” to add more direct flights.
People-to-people contacts will be undoubtedly facilitated, trade and investment cooperation between the two countries will also be activated and the number of Chinese tourists [in Georgia] will be increased due to this. The Chinese Ambassador expressed his hope for preservation of the spirit of the historical Silk Road and strengthening of cooperation of the two people in the future.
Qian announced Georgia’s participation in the international tourism exhibition – ITB China – that will take place in May in Shanghai and pointed out that Georgia and cooperation between tourist agencies of the two states would be further promoted in China.
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