President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has arrived in Dortmund, Germany, to participate in the 5th German-African Economic Forum which takes place today, February 27.
Nana Akufo-Addo is expected to deliver the keynote address at the forum.
His address is expected to talk about strong economic partnership between Ghana and Germany, the ‘Ghana and Africa beyond aid’ agenda, leveraging of Ghana’s natural resources for its development and the increasing of trade investment between Africa and the rest of the world.
The President will also attend an event pitched and organized by the German Corporation for International Cooperation’s (GIZ) ‘Make It in Africa’ programme after which he will pay a courtesy call on the Minister-President of North Rhine-Westphalia, Herr Armin Laschet.
Themed “African Markets, Potentials and Opportunities for German Businesses,” the forum brings together more than 300 participants including African start-ups, entrepreneurs, African and German policymakers and investors to strengthen business ties between Germany and Africa.
It will offer details on trade and investment opportunities for German companies in Africa, including industry and country-specific information provided by successful entrepreneurs and renowned experts.
The forum will focus on four sectors; infrastructure and construction; renewable energy, Environmental Technology, and Water Management; mechanical and plant engineering and digital economy.
On Wednesday, 28th February, the President will deliver the keynote address at the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Foundation’s German-Ghana Business Forum.
On the same day, he will pay a courtesy call on and hold bilateral talks with German Chancellor, Frau Angela Merkel.
The President is expected to among other things seek the strengthening of the ties of co-operation that exists between the Republic of Ghana and the Federal Republic of Germany.