Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway has bid farewell to the outgoing British High Commissioner to Ghana Iain Walker.
Mr. Walker was appointed British High Commissioner to Accra in August 2017. Prior to that, he served as Board Member of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office in London as its Director of Finance and Strategy.
During the meeting, the Minister congratulated the High Commissioner on the successful completion of his official duty tour. She acknowledged that bilateral relations between Ghana and the UK witnessed active engagements and growth during the tenure of the High Commissioner, who discharged his duties creditably with a high sense of purpose and tenacity.
The Minister applauded the High Commissioner for his exemplary work, which resulted in a number of high-level official visits to Ghana, including that of the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.
Madam Ayorkor Botchway assured the High Commissioner of government’s resolve and commitment to the promotion of democracy and good governance and the pursuit of peace and security within West Africa and the continent at large.
On his part, Mr. Walker said it was great experience to serve as High Commissioner in Ghana, adding that he enjoyed his tenure.
He said during his tenure there were a number of areas in which Ghana and the UK engaged in bilateral cooperation and in multilateral fora.