Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful meets Russian officials in Moscow on final leg of Special Envoy Tour

The Minister of Communications, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful (MP), reiterated the importance of knowledge sharing in the Intellectual Property space. She said this at two separate meetings with top Russian government officials to whip up support for Ghana’s candidate for the upcoming WIPO elections.

Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful used Ghana’s historic relationship with Russia to appeal for Russia’s support for Africa to have a voice on the global intellectual property platform.

The Director General of Russia’s Federal Service for Intellectual Property, Mr. Grigory Ivliev at the first meeting highlighted Russia’s availability to share best practices with Ghana on various aspects of Intellectual property management. Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful on her part expressed Ghana’s appreciation of the offer and spoke of the impact such engagements will have on Ghana’s youth in preparing them for the 4th Industrial Revolution era.

At the final meeting the Minister held with Russia’s Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and the President’s Special Envoy, Mr. Mikhail Bodgdanov, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful assured the Russian Federation officials that, Dr. Kwakwa’s intention if given the position as Director General of WIPO, would be to promote fair representation of all regional blocks at the executive management level to facilitate broader global impact.

Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful was accompanied by Ghana’s Ambassador to Russia, Dr. Lesley Akyaa Opoku Ware and other staff of the Ghana’s Foreign Ministry.