BARBADOS- In light of the long-standing historical ties and friendship between Barbados and Ghana, the two countries are committed to making the much-talked-about air bridge a reality.
At a recent courtesy call with Ghana’s Minister of Tourism, Arts,and Culture, Ibrahim Awal, and other members of his delegation, both sides expressed willingness to pursue the matter.
According to Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley: “It cannot be that difficult for us to find 600 to 800 people every month who want to make the journey on your side and on my side…. On our side, I know that we have been able to awaken the interest of Barbadians with respect to wanting to find out more about Africa.”
Minister Awal pledged to do whatever he could to expedite talks with his Barbadian counterpart, Ian Gooding-Edghill, Minister of Tourism and International Transport.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Ms. Mottley expressed deep gratitude for the provision of pharmaceuticals on the African Medical Supplies Platform to assist CARICOM countries.
“And that is the benefit of what we bring together and there are so many functional opportunities that only require us sitting down together,” she suggested.
During their meeting, the two officials also discussed the possible establishment of an Afreximbank headquarters in Barbados, the Bridgetown Initiative, potential investments in the future, and the upcoming COP 28 summit in Dubai.
In 1994, Barbados and Ghana established diplomatic relations.