Ghana has no interest in UK Third Country Asylum – Ministry
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration states the nation has no interest or intent to think about any proposition collaboration on Third Country Asylum with the United Kingdom (UK).
A declaration released by the Ministry stated Sky News UK put out a news product on the material of a virtual conference with Madam Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, accepted Mr James Duddridge, the UK Minister for Africa, at the demand of the British.
However, the Foreign Ministry’s declaration stated the stated story was based upon a “vaguely worded” tweet on the conference on the Foreign Minister’s Twitter Handle, which discussed an expected collaboration in between the UK and Ghana on a Third Country Asylum as part of cooperation in between the 2 nations on security and migration.
It stated though the Ghana High Commission in London discussed to the reporter that their persistence on continuing on the basis of a tweet, which did not record the essence of the conversation, would total up to misconception, the media outlet continued with the story.
The declaration stated at no point in the conversation was a collaboration on Third Country Asylum resolved.
“As part of the discussion between the UK Minister and Ghana’s Foreign Minister, the UK Minister informed Ghana’s Foreign Minister that the UK would be submitting a draft proposal for a partnership in areas of security and migration,” it specified.
“So far, no such proposal has been shared with the Ghana side. The Ministry wishes to categorically state that Ghana has no interest or intention to consider any proposed partnership on Third Country Asylum,” it worried.
Sky News report
The report stated the “UK is talking to the government in Ghana about ways it can help alleviate the UK’s immigration problems, according to a tweet issued by the Ghanaian Foreign Ministry”.
The report included that: “Human rights campaigners have raised concern the now-deleted tweet could mean there are discussions for some asylum seekers to be housed and processed in Ghana”.
The tweet was published on 30 August and reveals an image of a virtual conference in between the UK’s Africa Minister, James Duddridge, and Ghanian Foreign Minister Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey.
It stated: “During the meeting, the Hon. Minister and the RT. Hon. discussed issues of mutual interest between Ghana and the UK, particularly in areas of security and migration, notably in matters relating to third-country asylum partnerships as the UK makes plans to reform its asylum system and tackle illegal migration.”
The tweet likewise thanked the UK federal government for the contribution of 249,000 dosages of the As traZeneca vaccine.
The Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office declined to provide any information about the tweet however stated: “On Wednesday 18 August, Minister Duddridge held a virtual meeting with Ghanaian Foreign Minister Botchwey on a range of policy issues.”