President Akufo-Addo takes 7-day leave of absence to Paris

The President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, left Ghana on Thursday, 11th November 2021, to lead the Ghanaian delegation to the 75th-anniversary ceremony of the founding of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), which is being held at its headquarters in Paris, France, at the invitation of UNESCO’s Director-General, Audrey Azoulay.

The United Nations Charter, which went into effect on November 16, 1945, provided for the establishment of a specialized agency in the fields of education and culture, and the President will deliver a statement on the impact UNESCO has had in Ghana, as well as what Ghana expects from UNESCO in the coming years, on Friday, November 12th.

President Akufo-Addo will take a seven-day leave of absence from Saturday, November 13th to Saturday, November 20th, during which he has accepted an invitation to preside over a panel that will adjudicate a debate in the French Parliament on “The Trial of Progress” on Friday, November 19th.

The President was accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey; the Minister of Education, Hon. Dr. Yaw Adutwum; and Presidency and Foreign Ministry officials.

The President will return to Ghana on Saturday, November 20, 2021, and in his absence, the Vice President, Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, will act in his place in accordance with Article 60(8) of the Constitution.

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