- Post 05 July 2012
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President John Evans Atta Mills yesterday commended Ghana’s envoys for their hard work. He urged two new envoys posted to represent Ghana in Turkey and the Czech Republic, to continue to work harder to place Ghana on a higher pedestal.
The two envoys are Mr Ibrahim Abass, a Career Diplomat and immediate past Director of Passports, who now is Ghana’s Ambassador Designate to Turkey; and Professor Samuel M. Quartey, Dean of the Graduate School, University of Education, Winneba , as Ambassador Designate to the Czech Republic.
“You have worked hard to get to this high point and you must not relent in working even harder when you get to your duty posts,” President Mills said at the Osu Castle, in Accra, when he presented the Letters of Credence to the envoys.
Diplomatic ties have long existed between Ghana and Turkey, and Ghana is now establishing a Mission in Ankara. Mr Abass is Ghana’s first envoy to Turkey. Professor Quartey replaces Mr Victor Smith, who was recalled and reassigned as Minister for the Eastern Region.
President Mills assured the envoys of the support of Government to help them succeed in the discharge of their duties, and asked them not to hesitate in making their requests known. “We will support you every step of the way and I know that God will help you succeed” President Mills added.
Mr James K. Bebaako-Mensah, Secretary to the President, asked the envoys to work to deepen existing trade ties between Ghana and the countries they have been accredited to.
Mr Bebaako-Mensah said, “we are in the age of diplomacy of business”, hence the need to ensure that trade links are strengthened for the benefit of Ghana. He also asked the Ambassadors Designate to ensure that the rights of Ghanaians are upheld and protected.
Professor Quarter on behalf of his colleague thanked President Mills for the honour done them, and pledged that they will work to raise higher the flag of Ghana in Prague and Ankara.