Barbados and the Republic of Ghana on Wednesday signed a confidential memorandum of understanding on air services which was described as “strengthening historic ties”.
The Memorandum of Understanding between the two countries will foster bilateral air relations and expand economic opportunities for their designated airlines, and Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. will strive to ensure that it becomes a commercially viable business.
Speaking ahead of the virtual signing of the Memorandum of Understanding with Ghana’s Minister of Transport and Aviation, Kwaku Ofori Asiamah, Barbados’ Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Senator Lisa Cummins said: View between our two respective leaders.
She added that the signing of the MoU is also part of the “process to strengthen the collaborative ties between Barbados and Ghana, particularly in the areas of tourism cooperation, cultural travel and heritage tourism.”
Minister Asiamah concurred, saying, “I think it is quite late for Ghana and Barbados to begin to strengthen their historic ties, and I think the relationship that has been built by our President and your Prime Minister deserves to be recognised…
“And I hope that this relationship will not end with the signing of this memorandum of understanding, but rather will guide us all to ensure that we must work together so that our nations can strengthen our relationship through trade, through all possible means, because history tells us that there is no difference between the people of Barbados and the people of this country.
The Charge d’Affaires for Barbados at the High Commission in Accra, Ghana, Juliette Babb-Riley, has accepted the MOU physically signed by Minister Asiamah on behalf of the Government of Barbados.
Barbados established diplomatic relations with Ghana in 1994.
Recently, more than $20,000 worth of products from six Barbadian manufacturers were shipped to Ghana, the first step in consolidating trade ties with the West African country and the wider African continent.