On 20thand 21stOctober 2014, Chinese Ambassador to Ghana H.E. Sun Baohong visited the Ashanti Region and paid a courtesy call on King Asantehene of the Kingdom of Ashanti Absolute Monarchy H.E. Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II.
Ambassador Sun introduced to King Asantehene the administrative ideas of the Chinese central leadership with H.E. Xi Jinping as the Secretary-General as well as the new strategies and measures in developing cooperation with Africa. She also briefed the King Asantehene on the present development of China-Ghana relations and cooperation achievements made in various fields. She spoke highly of the active roles played by Ghanaian traditional leaders in the national construction of Ghana and the China-Ghana friendship cause. She said King Asantehene Tutu II is friendly towards China and cares about China-Ghana cooperation, and expected His Majesty to make even greater contributions to the development of China-Ghana relations.
King Asantehene Tutu II spoke highly of the traditional friendship between Ghana and China, and expressed his respect and admiration of the tremendous development achievements made by China, wished to further strengthen cooperation and exchange with China, especially in mining, manufacturing, energy and human resources development. King Asantehene Tutu II expected to set up a gold refinery plant together with the Chinese side so that the Ghanaian side could make use of Chinese technology to further activate the advantages of its natural resources as well as to promote legitimate mining, increase the added value of the products and local employment rates. Ambassador Sun said she will actively promote Chinese enterprises to invest more in Ghana, import more from Ghana, transfer technology to Ghana, and accelerate industry cooperation between the two countries.