President Akufo-Addo out to Togo, U.S., and Germany


The President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Friday, left Ghana for a 10-day visit to Togo, the United States of America, and Germany.

This is according to statement from the Communication Directorate at the Presidency.

In Togo, the President will resume the mediation efforts which begun on 19th February, 2018, with representatives of the Government of President Faure Gnassingbé, the Union for the Republic Party, and the Coalition of 14 opposition parties, aimed at finding a lasting solution to the political impasse in that country.

From Togo, United States of America will be the next destination of President Akufo-Addo where is expected to address the National Governors Association (NGA) Winter Meeting, in Washington, DC, thereby becoming the first African leader to address the 50 US Governors at an NGA meeting.

He will also take part in the World Leader’s Forum programme, organised by the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

His final country to visit will be Germany, where the President will deliver the keynote address at the 5th German-African Economic Forum, in Dortmund, being held under the auspices of the Minister-President of North Rhine-Westphalia, Herr Armin Laschet.

He will also deliver the keynote address at the Konrad Adenauer Foundation’s German-Ghana Business Forum.

Finally, President Akufo-Addo will hold bilateral talks with German Chancellor Frau Angela Merkel, aimed at strengthening the ties of co-operation that exists between the two countries.

A statement issued by the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin, said the President, is expected to return to Ghana on Monday, 5th March, 2018.

“In his absence, the Vice President, Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, shall, in accordance with Article 60(8) of the Constitution, act in his stead,” the statement added.

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