President Akufo-Addo attends UN SDG, G-20 meetings

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo left Ghana on Monday to attend the meetings of the United Nation’s on the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) in Belgium and the US, and the G-20 Partnership Africa Summit in Germany.

 

He would be attending the UN’s SDG meeting in his capacity as co-Chairperson of the Advocacy Group of Eminent Personalities.

 

Whilst in Belgium, President Akufo-Addo will meet with the Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, his co-chair of the UN SDGs Advocates Group of Eminent Personalities.

 

The President would also hold separate meetings with the Belgian Prime Minister, Charles Michel; and President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker.

 

At the opening of the 2017 European Development Days, Europe's leading forum on international co-operation and development, he will deliver an address on the theme “Making Gender and the Youth the Private Sector’s Business.”

 

In the United States, President Akufo-Addo will participate and address the UN Oceans Conference, the high-level UN Conference being held in New York to support the Implementation of SDG 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development (Life under Water).

 

The President will also have his first formal meeting with UN Secretary General, António Guterres.

 

In Germany, President Akufo-Addo is expected to call on the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, and participate in the G-20 Africa Partnership Summit, being held in Berlin to deliberate on Germany’s “Marshall Plan” for Africa, at the invitation of the German Chancellor.

 

He would also deliver a speech on the theme “Ghana, Africa’s Rising Star”, at an event organised by the Konrad Adenaeur Stiftung. President Akufo-Addo would then pay a two-day private visit to the United Kingdom, and return to Ghana on Saturday, June 17.

 

The President was accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway and officials of the Presidency and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

 

Source: GNA