First Lady leaves for China

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The First Lady, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo, is to visit the People’s Republic of China from today [Monday] November 20 to November 29, 2017.

Mrs. Akufo-Addo will be accompanied by the Minister of State in charge of Tertiary Education, Prof Kojo Yankah, Dr. Stella Ennim, Director of Crop Research Institute (CSI), and Millicent Degraft – Johnson from the Ministry of Finance.

Her visit, which follows that of Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia to that country in June, and the subsequent visit of the Vice Minister of Commerce of China, Qian Keming to Ghana in September, is expected to further deepen relations, and as well as strengthen economic cooperation between Ghana and China.

During the visit, Mrs. Akufo-Addo would support the President of the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI), to open the first Ghana trade and Investment Office in Qingdao in China.

She and her delegation will travel to Hunan, where they will meet provincial officials and visit the laboratory of “the father of rice “, Mr. Yuan Long Pin, investor of the hybrid rice variety to discuss how China could assist Ghana to improve its yield in her rice production.

The First Lady will then proceed to Shenzhen in the Guangdong Province to meet the officials of China National Building Materials (CNBM), who are working with Ghana on her ‘One District One Factory’ initiative, and also visit Huawei Headquarters to hold discussions with their officials.

On her way to Ghana, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo would make a stopover in Hong Kong to meet with the Hong Kong Financial and Investment community.

“The visit by the First Lady follows recent high-level exchanges between the two countries, and is an indication of the importance His Excellency, Nana Akufo-Addo’s government attaches to Ghana – China relations,” says Ghana’s Ambassador to China, H.E Edward Boateng.

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