Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey is on a working visit to Russia following an invitation from her Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov.
The visit is within the framework mechanism of bilateral consultations between the Foreign Ministries of Ghana and Russia with the aim of enhancing Ghana-Russia relations in critical sectors of mutual interest.
On arrival in Moscow on Monday, August 19, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey expressed hope that interactions would go a long way to set the tone for an expected meeting between President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the Russia-Africa Summit in October, 2019.
As part of the official visit, Ghana’s Foreign Minister is expected to meet the Ghanaian community at the Ghana Embassy in Moscow.
Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey was met on arrival at the Sheremetyovo Airport, Moscow by Ghana’s Ambassador to the Russian Federation Lesley Akyaa Opoku Ware.
Mr. Opoku Ware was accompanied by some Ambassadors from the African continent, serving in Moscow. .
The foreign minister is expected back home on Wednesday.