Prez Akufo-Addo off to R20 Austrian World Summit

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo left Accra yesterday to attend the R20 Austrian World Summit in Vienna.

The meeting is an initiative which is helping regions, countries and cities to implement the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and meet the global climate protection targets outlined in the Paris Agreement.

A statement from the Jubilee House yesterday said President Akufo-Addo, who is attending the summit in his capacity as co-Chair of the UN Secretary General’s Group of Eminent Advocates on the 2030 SDGs, would participate in the high-level panel discussion on the need for leadership to take responsibility in the global process on sustainable development and international co-operation.

Other activities

While in Austria, the President will hold bilateral talks with President Alexander Van der Bellen of Austria and the Austrian Chancellor, Sebastian Kurz.

He will also hold talks with the President of Hungary, János Ader, and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the World Bank, Kristalina Georgieva.

He is also expected to meet members of the Ghanaian community resident in Austria.


President Akufo-Addo was accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Madam Shirley Ayorkor Botchway; the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, and officials from the Presidency and the Foreign Ministry.

The President returns home tomorrow.

In his absence, the Vice-President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, shall, in accordance with Article 60(8) of the Constitution, act in his stead.



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