Ghana’s Christian- Muslim coexistence commended

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The Ruler of the State of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al

Thani, has commended Ghana as a wonderful model of religious tolerance

where Muslims and Christians live and work together in peace and


"Ghana is a very good example," the Amir stated, as he urged Ghana's

President and Ghanaians to uphold and maintain this valuable


His Highness the Amir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani

made the above comments when he held bilateral talks with President

John Dramani Mahama, which centred on investment opportunities at the

start of a three-day state visit to Qatar.

The two leaders discussed ways of strengthening relations between

Ghana and Qatar, with President Mahama focussing on how Qatar's vast

expertise and experience in the oil and gas industry could benefit

Ghana, a statement by the Presidential Spokesperson Ben Dotsei Malor


President Mahama highlighted Ghana's urgent need for the supply of

Qatari Liquefied Natural Gas, (LNG), and investments in power

generation as well as the development of Ghana's integrated

bauxite-to-aluminium industry. He further stated that once Ghana

achieves energy security, the country should be able to export power

to neighbouring countries, using the infrastructure of the West

African Power Pool.

The Amir raised questions about the potential for investment in the

tourism, hospitality and aviation, as well as agriculture sectors. He

also spoke of the value of developing an education city in Ghana along

the line of what Qatar has built.

The two leaders discussed the power of Sports, especially Football, in

a nation's socio-economic and cultural development. The Amir recalled

the valuable and memorable contribution of Ghana's legendary soccer

star, Abedi Ayew Pele, to Qatar football. (Abedi, who played soccer

in Qatar in the 1980s, is a member of President Mahama's delegation.)

President Mahama congratulated the Amir and the people of Qatar on the

nation's recent success in winning the Gulf Cup.

President Mahama and the Amir also discussed the Ebola disease

outbreak in some West African nations, with the Amir offering his

assistance and support in the fight against the disease. They also

shared views and concern over the security situation in the West

African sub-region.

President Mahama extended an invitation to the Amir to pay a

reciprocal state visit to Ghana.

Credit: Myjoyonline

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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