Barbados looking to establish air bridge with Ghana

By Rumi Samuel Published on June 03, 2023
Barbados looking to establish air bridge with Ghana

Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley says she does not anticipate problems getting 600 to 800 people every month to journey between her island and Ghana.

“On our side, I know that we have been able to awaken the interest of Barbadians concerning wanting to find out more about Africa,” Mottley said as she held discussions with Ghana’s Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Ibrahim Awal, and his delegation.

A government statement said that there is a firm commitment from the two countries to work on making the much-talked-about air bridge a reality.

The statement said Awal has pledged to see how best he could fast-track the talks with his Barbadian counterpart, Minister of Tourism and International Transport Ian Gooding-Edghill.

During the discussions, Prime Minister Mottley expressed her deep appreciation for providing pharmaceuticals on the African Medical Supplies Platform to assist CARICOM countries with accessing therapeutics, equipment and vaccines at low cost during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“And that is the benefit of what we bring together, and there are so many functional opportunities that only require us sitting down together.”

The statement said that discussions were also held on the establishment of an Afreximbank headquarters in Barbados, as well as other global issues, including the upcoming COP 28 summit in Dubai.

Barbados and Ghana established diplomatic ties in 1994.

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