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President Akufo-Addo in Washington for US-Africa Leaders’ Summit

BY: Getrude Ankah Nyavi
President Akufo-Addo
President Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo is leading Ghana’s delegation to the US-Africa Leaders’ Summit, at the invitation of US President, Joe Biden.

A statement from the Presidency said he left Ghana on Sunday, December 11, 2022.

It said the Summit is expected to “demonstrate the United States' enduring commitment to Africa.

In addition, the statement said the meeting will also underscore the importance of U.S.-Africa relations and increased cooperation on shared global priorities.

President Akufo-Addo was accompanied by the First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo; the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Shirley Ayorkor Botchey; the Minister for Trade and Industry, Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen; the Minister for Works and Housing, Francis Asenso Boakye, the Environment, Science Technology and Innovation Minister, Dr. Kwaku Afriyie and officials from the Presidency and Foreign Ministry.

“The President will return to Ghana on Saturday, 17th December 2022, and 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.