Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo left Ghana on Saturday, April 14, 2018, to attend the 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), taking place in London, United Kingdom, on the theme “Towards a Common Future”.
The 25th CHOGM, which will take place from Monday, 16th April 2018, to Friday, 20th April 2018, will afford Heads of Government in the Commonwealth the opportunity to address the shared global challenges and agree on actions on how to create a better future for all.
“On the sidelines of the Summit, President Akufo-Addo will hold meetings with British Foreign Secretary, Rt. Hon. Boris Johnson; leader of the Labour Party and leader of the Opposition, Jeremy Corbin; Major of London, Sadiq Khan; and the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William.
“The President will also deliver the keynote address at the UK-Ghana Chamber of Commerce Investment Summit; speak at the Malaria Summit, hosted by Bill Gates; attend the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council Business Forum; and, on Saturday, 21st April 2018, deliver the keynote speech at the London School of Economics‘ Africa Summit, on the theme “Africa at Work: Educated, Employed and Empowered,” said a statement released by Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin.
The President was accompanied by the First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo; Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Hon Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, MP; Minister for Trade and Industry, Alan Kyerematen; Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Otiko Afisa Djaba; Minister for Business Development, Awal Mohammed; and officials from the Presidency and Foreign Ministry.
President Akufo-Addo and the delegation will return to Ghana on Sunday, April 22, 2018, and in the absence of the President, the Vice President of the Republic, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, will, in accordance with Article 60(8) of the Constitution, act in his stead.