Flagstaff House Akufo-Addo leaves Accra for AU summit

He was accompanied by the First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo, the Minister for Foreign Affairs Shirley Ayorkor Botchway  and officials of the Presidency and the Foreign Ministry.

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President Nana Akufo-Addo has left Accra for the Africa Union summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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"The meeting of the Heads of State will take place from July 3 to July 4, 2017, under the theme, 'Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investment in the Youth,'” a stament from the Flagstaff House said.

It said issues to be discussed and agreed on include: institutional reforms of the AU; road-map of practical steps to silence guns in Africa by 2020; the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA); and the implementation of Agenda 2063 – “The strategic framework for the socio-economic transformation of the continent over the next 50 years”.

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He was accompanied by the First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo, the Minister for Foreign Affairs Shirley Ayorkor Botchway  and officials of the Presidency and the Foreign Ministry.

He and his delegation will return home on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

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