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Barbados looking to establish air bridge with Ghana

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Prime Minister Mia Mottley says she does not anticipate any problems getting “600 to 800 people every month who want to make the journey on your side and on my side,” as Barbados seeks to establish an air bridge with Ghana.

“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,” Mottley said, as she held discussions with Ghana’s Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Ibrahim Awal, and his delegation.

A government statement said that there is a firm commitment from the two countries to work on making the much talked about air bridge a reality.

The statement said Awal has pledged to see how best he could fast track the talks with his Barbadian counterpart, Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Ian Gooding-Edghill.

It said that during the discussions, Prime Minister Mottley expressed her deep appreciation for the provision of pharmaceuticals on the African Medical Supplies Platform to assist CARICOM countries with accessing therapeutics, equipment and vaccines at low cost during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“And that is the benefit of what we bring together and there are so many functional opportunities that only require us sitting down together.”

The statement said that discussions were also held on the establishment of an Afreximbank headquarters in Barbados, as well as other global issues including the the upcoming COP 28 summit in Dubai.

Barbados and Ghana established diplomatic ties in 1994.

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