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General News of Tuesday, 10 July 2007

Source: GNA

Swiss President arrives for two-day visit


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Accra, July 10, GNA - The President of the Swiss Confederation, Mrs. Micheline Calmy, arrived in Accra on Tuesday for a two-day visit during which she would meet her host, President John Agyekum Kufuor and members of the Swiss business community.

Mrs. Calmy, who is accompanied by a nine-member delegation, was met on arrival by a welcoming party led by President Kufuor, which also included members of the Diplomatic Corps and senior military and police officers.

She was presented with a bouquet by Ms. Sarah Baba, a KG2 pupil of Pati's Cr=E8che in Accra.

President Kufuor then accompanied her to the dais where she took the salute as the national anthems of the two countries were played and a 21-gun salute boomed in the background.

Mrs. Calmy inspected a guard of honour mounted by three officers and 96 men from the First Battalion of Infantry under the command of Captain Jacob Sedzro with the Ghana Armed Forced Central Band in attendance.

Mrs. Calmy, who leaves on Wednesday, would also visit the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Centre in Accra, attend a luncheon to be hosted by civil society organisations and hold a meeting with members of the financial sector.

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