Ghana rejects 3rd country asylum from Britain

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Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has dismissed Sky report on a supposed partnership between Ghana and UK on a 3rd country asylum.

According to the Ministry, Ghana isn’t curious about any third country asylum partnership with British government.

The ministry further stated that it’s not held any discussion or received any proposal from British government centered on third country asylum partnership.

Sky News UK reported that the recent meeting between Ghana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, and therefore the UK Minister for Africa, James Duddridge, had addressed a partnership for third country asylum.

However, a press release issued by the Foreign Affairs Ministry September 8,2021 stated that “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration wish to clarify that at no point within the discussion was a partnership on a 3rd country asylum addressed.

“As a part of the discussion between the united kingdom Minister and Ghana’s Foreign Affairs Minister, the united kingdom Minister informed Ghana secretary of state that the united kingdom would be submitting a draft proposal for a partnership in areas of security and migration. So far, no such proposal has been shared with Ghana side.”

The ministry categorically stated Ghana isn’t interested or has no intention to think about any proposal on third country asylum.

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