Christopher Arko, GNA
Accra, June 20 GNA –
Japan on Thursday indicated its readiness to support the government’s vision of
Ghana Beyond Aid, aimed at creating a nation that will be self-sufficient and
The Ghana Beyond Aid
programme is governed according to the rule of law, respect for human rights
and individual liberties as well as the principles of democratic
Ghana and Japan have
had a long standing diplomatic relations, which dated back to many decades, and
Mr Tsutomu Himenu, Japanese Ambassador to Ghana, during a visit to Parliament,
in Accra, stressed the need for the two countries to deepen the existing
relationship for the mutual benefits.
Mr Himenu’s visit to
Parliament was to interact with the members of Ghana-Japan Friendship
The GJFA is an
organisation which aims at propeling relations between Japan and Ghana to new
heights by creating and improving information on the two countries as well as
bringing the right people together.
details, Mr Himenu said Tokyo would do its best to make Ghana Beyond Aid a
He recalled the
Asian country’s long standing relationship with Ghana, and stated that Japan
considered its relationship with Ghana as important.
he said, needed to be strengthened, adding that Japan would continue to engage
with Ghana on issues of national interest to both countries.
He stressed the need
for the two countries to work to entrench democracy and ensure the Rule of Law
for their citizens.
He stated that Japan
would continue to send volunteers to Ghana to work in deprive communities of
On the security
situation in Ghana, Mr Himenu said despite recent kidnapping of the two
Canadian girls Ghana still remains very safe.
Mr Seth Acheampong,
Chairman of Ghana-Japan Friendship Association in Parliament in welcoming the
Japanese delegation called for the strengthening of existing ties between the
He noted that Ghana
and Japan had excellent relationship for many years, which had to be expanded
He described the
people of Japan as friendly and respectful who love their culture much.
Mr Samuel Abdulai
Jabanyite, Vice Chairman of the Association stated that Ghana and Japan had
come far in terms of the relationship between the two countries, and eulogised
Noguchi, a Japanese for leaving great legacy in the area of medical research
for not only for Ghana, but Africa as whole.
He commended Japan
for its continuous support for Ghana in the area of technical education, health
roads and other infrastructure among others.
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