Prez. Akufo-Addo leaves Ghana for UN, G20 meetings

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4d88efeb-7d12-40be-9979-fa84f9951aca-620x330President Akufo-Addo left Ghana on Monday to attend meetings of the United Nations Advocacy Group of Eminent Personalities on the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals in his capacity as co-chairperson of the Group.

The events are taking place in Belgium and the United States of America, as the G-20 Partnership for Africa Summit holds in Germany.

President Akufo-Addo will meet with Norwegian Prime Minister, Erna Solberg, his co-chair of the UN SDGs Advocates Group of Eminent Personalities in Brussels, Belgium, a statement issued and signed by Eugene Arhin, Director of Communications at the Flagstaff House, has stated.

The president will also hold separate meetings with the Belgian Prime Minister, Charles Michel, and President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker.

At the opening of the 2017 European Development Days (EDD) – Europe’s leading forum on international co-operation and development – President Akufo-Addo will deliver an address on the theme, “Making Gender and the Youth the Private Sector’s Business.”

In the United States of America, he will address the UN Oceans Conference – high-level UN Conference being held in New York to support the Implementation of SDG 14.

The president will also have his first formal meeting with UN Secretary General, António Guterres.

In Germany, President Akufo-Addo will pay a courtesy call on the Chancellor, Angela Merkel, and participate in the G-20 Africa Partnership Summit, being held in Berlin, to deliberate on Germany’s “Marshall Plan” for Africa, at the invitation of the German Chancellor.

He will also deliver a speech on the theme, Ghana, Africa’s Rising Star, at an event to be organised by the Konrad Adenaeur Stiftung.

The Ghanaian leader will then pay a two-day visit to the United Kingdom, and return to Ghana on Saturday, 17thJune, 2017.

He will be accompanied by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, officials of the Presidency and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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