The speaker of Ghana’s Parliament, Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye, is leading a seven member Ghanaian delegation to the Rabat for a three day visit to the House of Representatives in Morocco.
While there, the speaker is expected to hold talks with high profile officials of the Moroccan government, including the president of the Rabat Senate as well as various sector ministers.
The visit is at the invitation of the President of the House of Representatives of Morocco, Monsieur Habib El Malki. Talks are expected to centre around bilateral relations between the two countries.
Ghana and Morocco have a long standing history of friendship and cooperation dating back to the immediate post independence era of the 1960s. There was a however a brief period of lull in this relationship during the 1970s.
Cooperation between the two countries was however restored in 2001 and since then, the two countries have built very good relations with exchanges of business and political ideas at ministerial and higher levels of governance.
The Speaker of the 4th parliament, the Rt. Hon. Ebenezer Begyina Sekyi Hughes led a delegation on a similar visit to Morocco in 2005.
Various Moroccan delegations including Ambassadors have paid visits to the Ghanaian legislature in recent times.
The visit of the Moroccan King to Ghana is the highest level of diplomatic exchanges between the two countries.
The speaker is accompanied by the majority leader, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, the minority leader, Haruna Iddrisu, member of Parliament for Mpraeso, Seth Acheampong and some members of the parliamentary service.