President on state visit to china

BY: Daily Graphic
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will undertake a five-day state visit to the People’s Republic of China from tomorrow, August 31.

The Information Minister designate, Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, announced at a press briefing yesterday that the President would hold bilateral engagements with his Chinese counterpart, President Xi-Jiping, on economic relations between the two countries.

He said President Akufo-Addo would also lead a delegation to participate in a business forum in the Chandong Province that would ensure that more business opportunities were open to Ghana.

At least eight memoranda of understanding (MoUs) were expected to be signed between China and Ghana, he said, adding that the MoUs would focus on areas such as infrastructure, education, health and “smart cities”.

“Ghana seeks to deepen its already strong relations with China, hence this visit,” the minister designate stated.

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“When you have your President leading a business delegation, it opens more doors for business opportunities,” he added.

He said President Akufo-Addo would also attend the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), which will be attended by 40 Heads of State from Africa who have signed up to the Continental Free Trade Area to discuss infrastructure, power, education and industry on the continent.

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