Ghana President Akufo-Addo set for 9-day tour of three countries

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Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. /CGTN
Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. /CGTN

Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo is scheduled to undertake a nine-day foreign tour that will see him visit France, Belgium and South Africa starting Sunday.

According to the presidency, the working visits are part of the efforts the President is making to re-engage with the rest of the world, following disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

President Akufo-Addo will seek to attract foreign investment into Ghana, as the world continues to open up after more than a year of pandemic devastation.

While in France, the 77-year-old will attend a Summit on Financing African Economies, which is being convened by President Emmanuel Macron in Paris.

President Akufo-Addo will be joined at the summit by a host of African and European leaders and heads of international financial institutions.

They are expected to devise strategies that will boost strong, inclusive recovery in Africa, grounded in a dynamic private sector, help foster sustainable progress and prosperity, and accelerate the green and digital transition in line with the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

The Ghanaian President is also scheduled to have bilateral discussions with the President of the World Bank, and the Managing Director of the IMF, who will both be attending the Summit.

Nana-Akuffo will then head to Brussels, Belgium, on May 19, where he is scheduled to hold bilateral talks with the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, officials of the European Council, and also meet with stakeholders committed to the partnership between Ghana and the European Union.

On the last leg of his tour, he is scheduled to address the Fourth Ordinary Session of the Fifth Parliament of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP), scheduled to take place on May 24, in Johannesburg, South Africa.

President Akufo-Addo is expected to return to Ghana on May 25.

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