Adam Afriyie, the MP for Windsor, was delighted to welcome the Vice President for Ghana to the House of Commons to open the UK-Ghana Business Council.
The high level reception was held in the House of Lords’ Home Room, named the British Prime Minister Lord Alec Douglas-Home. Over 50 attendees attended the reception, including diplomats, politicians, businessmen and dignitaries.
The purpose of the reception was to open a UK-Ghana Business Council meeting the following day, consisting of an entire day of talks aimed at promoting trade between the two countries.
The MP for the Windsor constituency, Adam Afriyie welcomed the event:
“It is an honour to welcome the Vice President of Ghana to the UK in my role as the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Ghana.
“International trade is more than just an engine for economic growth. It is also capable of strengthening ties between countries and creating new diasporas and cultural exchanges in its wake.
“A mutually beneficial trade partnership is not only essential for creating a ‘Global Britain’, but also to enable countries such as Ghana to continue to develop their economies as they move beyond international aid over time.
“As we leave the European Union and regain control of our own trade policy it is more important than ever that we develop bilateral links with Ghana, Guinea, and other rapidly developing markets across Africa, Asia and the Americas.”
Note to editors
- Adam Afriyie has been Member of Parliament for Windsor since 2005.
- He has been Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Ghana and Guinea since 2016.
- He has a strong background in international business, having founded multiple companies outside of the UK.
- To view more of Adam’s work in this area please click here.