The two countries signed the historic agreement on Aug. 18, 1961 in Beijing, laying a solid foundation for the development of bilateral relations that has lasted over time.
The signing of the treaty was re-enacted at a ceremony organized in Accra on Thursday night by the Ghana-China Friendship Association (GHACHIFA), an organization whose aim is to drive the ideals of bringing the peoples of the two countries closer and serves as a forum for Ghanaians and Chinese to better understand one another.
Deputy foreign minister Emmanuel Bombande signed for Ghana while the Chinese Ambassador to Ghana Sun Baohong initialed for China, with other senior officials of both sides, witnessing.
During the past 55 years, Ghana and China, guided by the spirit of the treaty, have always shown mutual respects, treated each as equals, and shared weals and woes, leading bilateral relations and cooperation to new heights in a constant manner.
Sun said both sides should continue to abide by the principles of the friendship treaty, inherit the good traditions and break new grounds for the future while cooperating in a sincere manner to realize win-win outcomes and common development.
“We need to further promote high-level exchanges and keep the overall China-Ghana relationship on the right track from a strategic and long-term perspective, and solve the obstacles in our ties through friendly cooperation,” she said.
Bombande said Ghana cherishes China’s friendship, cooperation and contribution towards Ghana’s development efforts over the years.
“I wish all of us a happy anniversary and may this milestone begin a new chapter in further deepening the bond of friendship between our two countries and bring prosperity to our peoples,” he said. Enditem
Source: Xinhua/News Ghana