Otumfuo Osei Tutu meets UN Secretary General in New York (Photos)

Otumfuo Osei Tutu meets UN Secretary General in New York (Photos)

The King and overlord of the Ashanti Kingdom on Friday, September 13 paid a courtesy call on officials at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York.

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, met with the Secretary General of the UN, His Excellency Antonio Guterres.

Both men expressed profound admiration for each other on efforts toward the building and maintenance of global peace and security.

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The Asantehene is expected to deliver the keynote address marking the 20th Anniversary of the UN General Assembly Resolution 53/243 on the Declaration and Programme of Action on Culture for Peace.

His speech to the United Nations Assembly would be on his ability to use traditional methods and culture to engender peace in the Ashanti Region and Ghana.

The official Facebook page of the Manhyia Palace shared some photos of Otumfuo’s visit to the UN Headquarters.

The Asantehene His Royal Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu, yesterday paid a courtesy call on the Secretary General of the United Nations, His Excellency Antonio Guterres at UN Headquarters in New York,” the post reads.

His Royal Majesty is scheduled to deliver the keynote address marking the 20th Anniversary of the UN General Assembly Resolution 53/243 on the Declaration and Programme of Action on Culture for Peace.

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The Asantehene and his delegation were given a warm welcome by the Ghana Embassy when they landed in Washington D.C.

He subsequently joined other speakers at an African Union event which was held in Washington D.C.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that former president Jerry John Rawlings is leading a delegation sent by President Akufo-Addo to represent Ghana at Robert Mugabe's funeral in Zimbabwe.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has dispatched a delegation to represent Ghana at the funeral of former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe.

A statement from the Presidency said the delegation is being led by former president Jerry John Rawlings.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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