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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is currently in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to participate in the 28th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union.

The two day seminar starts from 30th and ends on 31st of January. Prior to the summit, a meeting between the various Heads of State was held last Sunday and they considered a report to be presented by the President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, on institutional reforms of the AU aimed at enhancing the continental body's governance systems.

The Assembly is also expected to consider the 2016 Annual Report of the AU Commission, which is expected to focus on the implementation and domestication of Agenda 2063, economic integration, the continental passport as well as peace support and peace-keeping missions.

In a statement copied to Peacefmonline.com from the Presidency reads:


The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, will leave Ghana on Saturday, January 28, 2017, to attend the 28th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union, which is being held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The meeting of the Heads of State will take place from January 30 to January 31, 2017, under the theme, ‘Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investment in the Youth.’ The Summit will also elect a new Chairperson of the African Union Commission.

Prior to the commencement of the Ordinary Session of the Assemble on Monday, a retreat for the Heads of State will be held on Sunday, January 29, immediately after a breakfast meeting with the new Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres.

The President will return home on Wednesday, February 1, 2017.

Eugene Arhin

Ag. Director of Communications
Source: Chris Joe Quaicoe/ email: [email protected]

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