President Akufo-Addo begins 9-day tour of US, Cuba

President Akufo-Addo begins 9-day tour of US, Cuba

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has begun a nine-day tour of the United States of America and the Republic of Cuba. The President left the cou

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has begun a nine-day tour of the United States of America and the Republic of Cuba.

The President left the country Thursday, March 28, 2019, to the United States to honour outstanding invitations extended to him to participate in public engagement programmes there.

As part of his visit 6-day stay in the US, he will deliver speeches at the Harvard Kennedy School at Harvard University, and the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics, and discuss investment opportunities in Ghana at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

He is expected to meet the former Chief of Staff to President Obama – Rahm Emmanuel who is now the Mayor of Chicago.

President Akufo-Addo will also meet members of the Ghanaian community in Massachusetts and Chicago.

The President will, then, pay a 3-day official visit to Cuba, at the invitation of His Excellency Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez, President of the Councils of State and of Ministers of State of the Republic of Cuba. He is also scheduled to meet with Gen. Raúl Castro, First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba, and deliver a speech at the Law Faculty of the University of Havana.

The President was accompanied by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, MP; the Minister for Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, MP; the Minister for Health, Hon. Kwaku Agyeman Manu, MP; and officials of the Presidency and Foreign Ministry.

Vice President, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, shall, in accordance with Article 60(8) of the Constitution, take charge of affairs of the country until President Akufo-Addo’s return on April 6, 2019.

By: Kekeli Kuatsenu//awakenewsonline.com