Ghana to Open Mission in Iran

A00210555.jpgTEHRAN (FNA)- The Government of Ghana by next week will open a new foreign mission in Iran to serve the country’s interests in that nation.

This will bring the number of Ghanaian missions abroad to 53.According to the Iranian Ambassador to Ghana, Voliallah Mohammadi, this would strengthened the ties between the two countries and also promote business transactions, especially in the tourism sector.

The Ambassador noted that every year over 300 Ghanaians visit Iran, whilst almost the same number of Iranians also visit Ghana.

He hoped that with the opening of a new mission in Iran, the relationship between the two countries which he described as excellent will be reinforced.

Ambassador Voliallah Mohammadi disclosed this when he paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Tourism and Diasporan Relations, Oboshie Sai-Cofie, at her office in Accra.

The Iranian Ambassador extended an invitation to Ms Oboshie Sai-Cofie to visit Iran for the second international conference on tourism opportunities in Iran, and also to experience first hand what the Iranian tourism industry has to offer.

He also presented a DVD documentary about Iran.

On her part, Oboshie Sai-Cofie, indicated Ghana’s preparedness to collaborate with the Iranian government in a bid to improve the tourism industry in Ghana.

According the Minister, the tourism industry in Iran is far advanced and that Ghana has a lot to learn from Iran.

She appealed to the Islamic Republic to help Ghana upgrade its tourism industry which has great prospects.

She also praised Iran for the prowess of its artisans and heritage buildings.

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