Queen Elizabeth II invites Akufo-Addo for 2018 Commonwealth Summit

Queen Elizabeth II invites Akufo-Addo for 2018 Commonwealth Summit

- Akufo-Addo will be attending the meeting for the first time as President

- The British High Commissioner, Iain Walker announced the invitation on twitter

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The Queen of the United Kingdom, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has invited President Akufo-Addo to the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).

Queen Elizabeth II invites Akufo-Addo for 2018 Commonwealth Summit

Queen Elizabeth II and President Akufo-Addo

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President Nana Akufo Addo’s invitation was made known by the British High Commissioner Iain Walker in a video posted on Twitter on Wednesday.

The 2018 CHOGM was originally scheduled to take place in Vanuatu at the end of this year but was moved to the UK due to the damage done by Cyclone Pam to the island nation.

The summit, which will be the 25th edition, will see Ghana’s leader attending for the first time as president.

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“It is a good chance for us to accelerate progress on those goals because after all this government is in a hurry and so are we,” High Commissioner Walker said.

The Meeting, scheduled for the week of April 16, 2018, will see heads of government of the 52 members of the Commonwealth gather in London for the first time after Brexit.

It will see the Commonwealth Chair-in-Office transferred from the Prime Minister of Malta to host Prime Minister of the UK.

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