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General News of Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Source: Class FM

Akufo-Addo leaves for SDG meeting in Belgium

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has left Ghana for Belgium to attend meetings of the United Nation’s Advocacy Group of Eminent Personalities on the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Mr Akufo-Addo is attending the meeting in his capacity as co-Chairperson of the Group. He will also be in the United States of America and attend the G-20 Partnership for Africa Summit in Germany.

In Belgium, Mr Akufo-Addo will meet with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Co-chair of the UN SDGs Advocates Group of Eminent Personalities. He will also hold separate meetings with Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.

At the opening of the 2017 European Development Days (EDD), 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 of America, Nana Akufo-Addo will address the UN Oceans Conference 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).

He is also expected to meet up with the UN Secretary General António Guterres.

In Germany, Mr Akufo-Addo will pay a courtesy call on 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.

He will also deliver a speech on the theme “Ghana, Africa’s Rising Star”, at an event organised by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.

President Akufo-Addo will then pay a two-day private visit to the United Kingdom and return to Ghana on Saturday, 17th June, 2017.

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

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