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Prez leaves for Angola on 2-day state visit

Akufo-Addo has made a number of trips this year, one was to Malta, where he met Ghanaians there

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo left Ghana on Thursday, August 8 for two-day official visit to the Republic of Angola.

This is at the invitation of President João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço.

The visit, the first by a Ghanaian President, is aimed at deepening and strengthening the ties that exist between the two countries.

It will as well as explore possible areas of co-operation for the mutual benefit of the two nations.

Whilst in Angola, President Akufo-Addo will hold bilateral talks with his Angolan counterpart, and address a special sitting of the National Assembly.

President Akufo-Addo was accompanied by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, the Minister for Energy, John Peter Amewu, the Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture, Elizabeth Afoley Quaye, a Deputy Minister for Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, and officials of the Presidency and Foreign Ministry.

President Akufo-Addo will return to Ghana on Friday, August 9.

In his absence, Vice President Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia shall, in accordance with Article 60(8) of the Constitution, act in his stead.


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