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16.10.2013 General News

Ghana, China sign pact to promote education, culture

By Daily Graphic
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The Jinling Library of Nanjing in China, has entered into a partnership with the Ghana Library Authority (GLA), to establish a bilateral relationship between the two countries in terms of promoting education and culture.

Under the partnership, the two countries would benefit from exchange programmes which would give them the opportunity to learn from each other.

Ghana would also benefit from information communication technology (ICT) training and library automation packages from China.

There would also be a Chinese window at the various libraries in the country which would provide information on China.

At a brief ceremony at the Ministry of Education in Accra to sign the agreement, the Chairman of the Ghana Library Board, Mr Kosi Kedem, lauded the initiative between the two countries, adding that, China has achieved a lot in managing their national and private libraries and hoped that Ghana will learn from their advancements.

He said Ghana was proud to be associated with a country like China which had become a model for developing countries.

The Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, Mr Gong Jianzhong, said China's relationship with Ghana dated back to the 50s and said by learning from each other, China and Ghana would add a great importance to education and culture.

The deputy Minister for Education, Mr Alex Kyeremeh, who welcomed the delegation expressed the ministry's appreciation for the gesture and said 'Ghana is looking forward to a fruitful partnership'.

The delegation donated 100 books published by the Chinese publication to the Ghana Library Authority.

By Vida Essel/Daily Graphic/Ghana