Secretary of State of the Republic of Hungary for Persecuted Christians and bilateral assist, Tristan Azbej, was in the region lately to maintain bilateral talks with Ghanaian authorities and also seek the West African nation’s aid for persecuted Christians.
In advance of his day’s go to to Ghana on Monday, December 9, 2019, he produced a prevent-above to Burkina Faso.
While in Ghana, he met with Deputy Minister of Overseas Affairs and Regional Integration, Charles A. Owiredu.
On the similar day, he held talks with customers of the Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference, the Methodist Church of Ghana, as nicely as the Christian Council of Ghana.
He seized the possibility to also check out the Don Bosco’s Children Village in Tema and go to a church services at Assemblies of God Church in Accra.
Throughout their assembly, the Deputy Foreign Minister knowledgeable the Secretary of Point out that Ghana becoming a democratic and round nation, respects religious pluralism which has mostly accounted for the peace and balance she presently enjoys.
He said that Ghana is a free nation and as such does not condone the persecution of persons based mostly on religion, race or creed and informed that liberty of faith is a elementary human appropriate certain by the constitution of the Republic of Ghana.
In this regard, he informed the Hungarian formal that Ghana will guidance any global law, convention and attempts that find to rally guidance for individuals remaining persecuted primarily based on their faith.
In the meantime, he disclosed that the Parliament of Ghana has ratified the Arrangement involving Ghana and Hungary on Mutual Visa Exemption for holders of Diplomatic and Service Passports in November, 2019.
He indicated that the Ministry was waiting for an
formal notification from Parliament in purchase to talk the ratification to the Hungarian authorities and knowledgeable that Authorities was functioning on all other outstanding Agreements for Signature.
Ghana and Hungary have experienced extensive-standing bilateral relations which date back to the 1960s when the two nations around the world founded resident diplomatic missions in each individual other’s territory.
In accordance to him, relations concerning the two countries been characterized by common exchange of large stage visits.
He underscored that the impending State pay a visit to to Ghana in January, 2020 byPresident Janos Ader of Hungary will more solidify and bolster the bonds of friendship that exist amongst the two nations around the world.
He seized the moment to commend the Federal government of Hungary for re-opening its Embassy in Ghana and indicated that the re-opening of the Embassy in Accra in April 2016 has contributed enormously to the strengthening of relations involving Ghana and Hungary.
He also acknowledged the contributions produced by Hungary to Ghana’s financial enhancement specially by money aid in the type of financial loans and categorical the hope that equally countries would cooperate in the framework of the Tied Help Credit score Programme remaining offered by Hungary.
BY Melvin Tarlue