President Akufo-Addo leaves for  Brussels, Kigali

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo left the country on Sunday June 19, 2022 to attend the 15th Edition of the European Development Days Forum in Brussels, Belgium.

Organised by the European Commission, the forum brings together some key stakeholders to discuss innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing issues.

The forum is on the theme “Global Gateway: building sustainable partnerships for a connected world.” Global Gateway is the new European Strategy to boost smart, clean and secure links in digital, energy and transport and strengthen health, education and research systems across the world.

President Akufo-Addo is one of eleven leaders expected to address the opening ceremony of the European Development Days Forum. 

On Wednesday June 22, President Akufo-Addo will travel to Kigali, Rwanda, to attend the 2022 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).

Commonwealth leaders are traveling to Rwanda to reaffirm their common values and agree actions and policies to improve the lives of all their citizens.

The President is also expected to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of an mRNA vaccine factory in Kigali. BioNTech is setting up modular “turnkey” mRNA vaccine facilities to produce the vaccine in Rwanda and Senegal – with a fill-and-finish collaboration in Ghana as well.

He was accompanied by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ms Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, and officials from the presidency and foreign ministry.

President Akufo-Addo will return to Ghana on Saturday June 25, and in his absence, the Vice President, Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, shall act in his stead.

BY YAW KYEI

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