Ghana and Malta have expressed their commitment to deepen relations in the fields of tourism and culture as well as trade and investment.
To this end, the two countries would establish special committees to work out the modalities for the attainment of this objective.
This was the outcome of a meeting between the President of Malta, Mr George Vella, and the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Dr Ibrahim Mohammed Awal, when the latter paid a courtesy call on Mr Vella at his office in Malta last Monday.
Dr Awal was in Malta to attend a Mediterranean Tourism Investment forum organised by the Mediterranean Tourism Foundation.
The President described the relationship between Malta and Ghana as very cordial and expressed the need for both countries to step up cooperation, particularly in the areas of tourism, culture, trade and investment.
He disclosed that tourism accounted for over 40 % of Malta’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and said the two countries could share knowledge and experience on tourism development as window for trade and investment.
Mr Vella said Malta could be the gateway for Ghana to attract tourists and investment from the over 23 Mediterranean countries such as Turkey, Libya, Algeria, Egypt, Croatia, France, Italy, Spain, Greece.
DrAwal told the Maltese President that the President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo- Addo’s government was implementing a number of initiatives aimed at transforming the Ghanaian economy and improving upon the lives of the people.