The Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, His Excellency Shi Ting Wang has expressed his readiness to work cordially with Ghana to build a stronger relationship between his country’s military force and the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF).
He assured the Defence Minister for Defence he that would work hard as his predecessor to strengthen the long-standing relationship the two countries have enjoyed over the years.
He used the opportunity to thank the Ministry and the Government of Ghana for their commitment made to China in the past years. The Ambassador mentioned this when he paid his maiden visit to The Square with the Chinese Navy Escort Task Force and Chinese Fleet.
The Minister, Hon Dominic Nitiwul, expressed excitement about the Chinese Navy ships docking in Ghana. He said it showed that the value of the relationship between Ghana and China was getting stronger and that China has been of great support to the country. He added that Ghana was proud to be associated with the Chinese.
He thanked the Ambassador for the (US $7.5) million aid given to GAF which supported some training schools and started the construction of the Army Headquarters. He said China was also the first to support Ghana’s Navy with four patrol boats to go deep sea to intercept illicit boats and criminals.
The Minister used the opportunity to express his gratitude to the people of China for being of immense benefit to Ghana and GAF.
On his part, Naval Captain of the Chinese Navy, Commander Wu Dongzhu said he was hopeful the Chinese Navy Fleet’s visit to Ghana would open new chapters of exchanges between the two countries, their militaries and their Navies in particular. He mentioned that China was ready to build sincere friendship with GAF to foster unity, global peace and development.