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09.05.2004 General News

Vice President Aliu leaves for Qatar

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Accra, May 9, GNA - Vice President Aliu Mahama left Accra Saturday night at the head of a government delegation for a three-day visit to Qatar.

The visit, which is at the invitation of Sheikh Jassin Bin Hammad Al- Thani, Crown Prince of Qatar, is to develop bilateral cooperation between Ghana and Qatar, with special emphasis on trade and investment, as well as cultural and technical cooperation.

While in Qatar, the Vice President would hold high-level meetings with His Royal Highness Sheikh Jassin Bin Hammad, the Emir of Qatar, His Royal Highness Sheikh Hammad Bin Khalif Al-Thani, and key Ministers of State.

He would also hold a business forum with Qatari businessmen, Qatari investment captains and investors. As well as visit industrial establishments, educational institutions and charitable organisations. A protocol would also be signed between the Chamber of Commerce of Ghana and the Chamber of Commerce of Qatar.

Others accompanying Vice President Aliu on the trip are the deputy Foreign Minister Akwasi Osei-Agyei, deputy Minister of Trade, Industry and Presidential Initiative, Hajia Alima Mahama, Chief Executive of the Ghana Investment Promotion Council, Mr Kwasi Abeasi and chairman of the Ghana Chamber of Commerce, Solomon Abam Quartey.

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