Diplomatic and trade relations between Malta and Ghana continue to strengthen through a trade mission led by Minister for the Economy, Investment and Small Businesses Silvio Schembri in Ghana, with the participation of 27 Maltese companies and local institutions, such as Malta Enterprise, MCAST and the University of Malta. The aim of this trade mission sustains this government’s internationalisation strategy to assist Maltese companies in expanding to outer shores and exploring other continents besides Europe, with Ghana as the main point of entry into the West African region.
During the second Ghana-Malta Business Forum held in Accra and organised by TradeMalta, Minister Silvio Schembri said that Malta has placed Ghana at the top of its list for new efforts to develop further trade with the African continent. This decision is central within the Malta-Africa 2020-2025 Partnership Strategy, launched earlier by this government with the aim of creating trade opportunities for both countries, whilst bringing its people closer together.
The collaboration between Ghana and Malta was sealed by the signing of five Memorandum of Understandings presided by Minister for Economy, Investment and Small Businesses Silvio Schembri together with Ghanaian Minister for Trade and Industry Alan Kyerematen.
The Ghanaian Minister responsible for Trade and Industry, Alan Kyerematen, described these meetings as very positive, and said that the strategic partnership with Malta should see Malta as Ghana’s gateway to Europe, and likewise Ghana as a gateway for Malta to Africa.
This trade mission was organised by TradeMalta, led by CEO Anton Buttigieg, with the full support of Malta’s diplomatic office in Ghana, represented by High Commissioner Jean Claude Galea Mallia.
Read the full press release issued by the Ministry for Economy, Investment and Small Businesses.