The Minister of Communications, Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has met with The Netherland’s Vice Minister for International Cooperation, Madam Kitty Van de Heijden in The Hague.
They met on Monday, February 24, 2020, as the President’s Special Envoy to discuss the candidacy of Ghana’s Dr Edward Kwakwa for the position of Director-General of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).
WIPO is one of the 15 specialised agencies of the United Nations created in 1967 to encourage creative activity and promote the protection of intellectual property throughout the world.
During bilateral talks, the two Ministers also discussed how Ghana can benefit from knowledge sharing with The Netherlands to prepare Ghana’s youth for the digital.
The visit was the first leg of a three-nation tour by the Minister to garner international support for Dr Kwakwa’s bid to head the world’s organisation for creativity.
Dr Kwakwa is currently the Senior Director for the Department for Traditional Knowledge and Global Challenges at WIPO, Geneva, Switzerland.
Mrs Owusu-Ekuful led a delegation made up of Ghana’s ambassador to The Netherlands, Mrs Sophia Horner-Sam and some officials from the Ghana Foreign Ministry.