Nana In Russia For Summit

President Nana Akufo-Addo

President
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo left the country yesterday for Russia and later to
Azerbaijan.

He is leading
a Ghanaian delegation to attend the maiden Russia-Africa Summit being held in
Sochi, Russia.

The
Summit is being held to deepen the ties of friendship between the two sides, as
well as explore other areas of co-operation to their mutual benefit.

Whilst
in Russia, President Akufo-Addo is expected to hold bilateral meetings with the
President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, deliver a speech at the
Summit on the theme: “For Peace, Security and Development”, and hold meetings
with CEOs of some important Russian enterprises.

He is
expected to leave Russia on Thursday, October 24, 2019 to attend the 18th Non-Aligned
Movement (NAM) Conference being held in Baku, Azerbaijan.

NAM is
a forum of 120 developing world states that are not formally aligned with or
against any major power bloc. After the United Nations, it is the largest
grouping of states worldwide.

Together
with the President were the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey;
the Minister for Energy, John Peter Amewu, and officials of the Presidency and
Foreign Affairs Ministry.

He
is expected back home in Ghana on Saturday, October 26, 2019.

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



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