Pres Mahama meets French Pres Hollande in Paris today

President John Mahama

President John Mahama

PRESIDENT John Mahama will today, Monday hold discussions with French President Francois Hollande at the Elysee Palace in Paris.

It will be the second such meeting by the two leaders. The first was during an official visit to France by President Mahama in 2013.

A statement issued by the Communications Bureau of the Flag Staff House and copied The Ghanaian Times said the meeting, which will be followed by a Joint Press Conference at the Elysee Palace, was expected to focus on a number of global issues and France’s continued support for Ghana’s developmental programmes through the French Development Agency (AfD).

It said today’s visit and the discussions between the two leaders would precede Ghana’s official acceptance as a member of the Development Centre of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

The statement said Ghana will become the 35th OECD member country and part of a league of nations that regularly turn to one another to identify, discuss and analyze problems, and promote policies to solve them.

It said President Mahama would also hold discussion with the Director General of UNESCO and address the Permanent Representatives of the Commission, open an Emerging Markets Meeting on Africa and hold meetings with French investors.

By Times Reporter

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