- The new Chinese ambassador to Ghana, Shi Ting, has called for a collaborative effort between China and Ghana's security agencies
- According to him, there is a rising case of forged documents being used to secure visas to China
- He added that China is always ready to welcome other nationals, but the right thing needs to be done
The new Chinese ambassador to Ghana, Shi Ting, has pleaded with Ghana’s security agencies to help halt the rising cases of forged documents for Chinese visas by Ghanaians.
According to a report by GHissues.com, ambassador Ting revealed that there has been recent challenges with acquisition of visas to China.
He explained that this is due to the number of Ghanaians seeking to move to his country, as well as the predominant use of forged documents for visas.
The ambassador made these remarks when he paid a courtesy call on the Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Aaron Michael Oquaye.
His comments come at a time when Ghana-China relations have been under scrutiny for a number of reasons.
He described the situation as worrying.
“Our law enforcement organisations could work together to reduce the forged documents issue. I think that is one of the major challenges we face.
But we encourage and welcome young people to go to China. This is our policy and this is very clear,” he said.
The Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Oquaye also called for deeper collaboration between the two countries to enhance the development of both countries.
Prof. Oquaye told the Chinese Ambassador that Ghana has a very dynamic governance system and “we are also going to do all that we can to deepen that cherished relationship between your country and our country.”
Figures show that there are over 5,000 Ghanaian students studying in China. Ghana’s relationship with China dates back to Dr. Kwame Nkrumah’s era.
The country continues to support Ghana in diverse ways. It has supported Ghana in terms of infrastructure and financial support.
The government of Ghana recently signed an agreement with China for a $2 billion facility which will be paid using Ghana’s refined bauxite, whiles Ghana gets infrastructure in return.
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