Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful (MP), has met with Netherland’s Vice Minister for International Cooperation

Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful (MP), Minister for Communications has met with Netherland’s Vice Minister for International Cooperation, Md. Kitty Van de Heijden in the Hague on Monday, 24th February, 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) - one of the 15 specialized agencies of the United Nations created in 1967 to encourage creative activity and promote the protection of intellectual property throughout the world.

In the bilateral talks, the two Ministers also discussed how Ghana can benefit from Knowledge sharing with the Netherlands to prepare Ghana’s youth for the digitized world.

This visit is 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. Ursula 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.