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General News of Thursday, 30 August 2018


Angela Merkel arrives in Ghana for state visit

President Akufo-Addo with German Chancellor Angela Merkel President Akufo-Addo with German Chancellor Angela Merkel

President Akufo-Addo will today, Thursday, August 30, receive German Chancellor Angela Merkel for bilateral discussions as part of her three-nation West African tour.

The German Chancellor will on her arrival hold bilateral discussions at the Jubilee House which will focus on Efforts at Ghana’s Economic Resurgence and Migration.

Among the issues to be discussed is security in the sub-region and Ghana’s role in addressing it. Countries which will be in focus during the discussion will be Togo, Mali and Nigeria and the recent efforts of Ghana led by President Akufo-Addo in providing leadership to address the challenges.

Minister for Information designate, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah announced at a press briefing on Wednesday that Chancellor Merkel will later participate in a panel discussion on Compact for Africa focusing on the areas of priority for partnership.

He explained that Ghana has been included in the Compact for Africa and about 100 million Euros are going towards energy and financial services as part of the Government’s efforts to improve the situation in the aforementioned areas.

“Moving forward, it’s important to discuss the relationship around the compact and what next steps to take,” he averred.

Angela Merkel will also visit Nigeria and Senegal as part of the three-nation West African tour.