His Excellency Lt. Gen. Joseph Henry Smith (Rtd) on Monday June 20, 2016 presented his Letters of Credence as Ghana’s First High Commissioner to Belize to the Acting Governor General of Belize, H.E. Carlos Perdomo at “Belize House” in Belmopan.
Ambassador Smith presented his Open Letters to the Minister for Natural Resources and Immigration, Senator Godwin Hulse, who stood in for Hon. Wilfred Elrington, Minister for Foreign Affairs who had travelled out of the country.
H.E Lt. Gen. Smith (Rtd) also had a meeting with the Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. Dean Oliver Barrow. They spoke on the need to deepen bilateral co-operation.
While in Belize, Ambassador Smith paid a courtesy call on H.E. Jose Prieto Cintado, the Cuban Ambassador to Belize, at his residence. The meeting touched on bilateral relations in various fields such as the promotion of human rights, democracy, peace, security and the eradication of poverty.
The High Commissioner met with the Ghanaian community in Belize on Tuesday, 21st June, 2016 at the residence of one Mr Freddy Mansu, a coordinator of the Ghanaian community in Belize.
During the meeting, Ambassador Smith expressed the Mission’s desire to work closely with the Ghanaian Community in promoting the welfare of all Ghanaians in Belize and also harnessing support from them for national development effort.