Akufo-Addo in Netherlands for African Adaptation Summit

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has landed in Rotterdam after leaving Ghana on Saturday, September 3, 2022, to participate in the African Adaptation Summit taking place in the Netherlands.

At the invitation of Bank Ki-Moon, the 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations and Chair of the Board of Global Centre of Adaption (GCA), the summit will be held today, Monday, September 5, 2022, at the GCA headquarters in Rotterdam.

The summit is expected to garner further support and resources for the region’s flagship Africa Adaptation Acceleration Programme (AAAP).

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It is targeted at realising the vision of the Africa Adaptation Initiative by mobilising US$25 billion of investments by 2025 for climate adaptation in food security, resilient infrastructure, adaptation jobs, and climate finance.

At the invitation of the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, His Excellency Mark Tutte, President Akufo-Addo will undertake a working visit from 6th to 7th September, where he will, amongst others, hold bilateral discussions with his Dutch counterpart. It is aimed at strengthening the ties of co-operation that exist between the two countries.

President Akufo-Addo is also expected to participate in a High-Level event to commemorate the 3rd Observance of the International Day to Protect Education from Attack. The event will be held in Paris, France.

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He was accompanied by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey; the Minister for Environment, Science, Technology, and Innovation, Dr Kwaku Afriyie, MP for Sefwi Wiawso; and other officials of the Presidency and Foreign Ministry.

They are expected to return to Ghana on Saturday, 10th September 2022.

Meanwhile, the Vice President, Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, shall, in accordance with Article 60 (8) of the Constitution, act as president in Akufo-Addo’s absence.


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