- The President left Ghana on Saturday, April 14, 2018, to attend the 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM)
- President Akufo-Addo will deliver the keynote address at the UK-Ghana Chamber of Commerce Investment Summit while there
President Akufo-Addo is currently out of the country to attend the 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London, United Kingdom.
The President left the country on Saturday, April 14, 2018, and is expected to spend, at least, eight days in the UK.
The 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting will take place from Monday to Friday on the theme 'Towards a Common Future'.
The various heads of government will “address the shared global challenges we face, and agree actions on how to create a better future for all.”
The President was accompanied by First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Ms Shirley Ayokor-Botchway.
Other members part of the delegation were the Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Alan Kyeremanten; Ms Otiko Afisa Djaba; the Minister for Business Development, Mr Mohammed Ibrahim Awal, among other state officials.
President Akufo-Addo is expected to be very busy in the next seven days, as he is billed to be present at a number of meetings.
A statement signed by the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Mr Eugene Arhin, said the President has scheduled meetings with the British Foreign Secretary, Mr Boris Johnson; the leader of the Labour Party, Mr Jeremy Corbyn; the Mayor of London, Mr Sadiq Khan; and the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William.
He will also deliver the keynote address at the UK-Ghana Chamber of Commerce Investment Summit, speak at the Malaria Summit hosted by Bill Gates, and attend the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council of Business Forum.
President Akufo-Addo’s final step would be to deliver another keynote speech at the London School of Economics’ Africa Summit on the theme “Africa at Work: Educated, Employed and Empowered”. Which is scheduled for Saturday, April 21, 2018.
The statement further stated that the President is expected back home on Sunday, April 22, 2018.
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