Published On: Thu, Jun 8th, 2017

President Akufo Addo in New York for Oceans Conference

Picture shows President Akufo Addo ( right) in an interaction with Mr. Kwame Agyeman Budu, Vice Chairman of the NPP in New York.

The Ghana Mission, NY – President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo arrived in New York this evening for the United Nations High-Level Meeting to support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goal 4.

He is being accompanied by other top government officials, including Nana Asante Bediatuo, Secretary to the President and Ambassador Ahmed Hassan, Director of State Protocol.

Immediately his aircraft touched down at the Teterboro Airport in New Jersey, he was welcomed aboard by Ghana’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Martha Pobee and the Military Advisor  to the Ghana  Mission, Brig. Gen Reginald Odoi.

He then went on to greet a cross section of Ghanaians and executives of the New Patriotic Party in the United States of America, who had lined up waving  miniature Ghana flags.

The Ghanaian Leader was then driven to his hotel, where six- year old Magdalene Smart-Abbey presented a bouquet of flowers to him.

Ambassador Martha Pobee then introduced Home-based officers of the Ghana Mission to the President.

During his four-day stay in New York , the President will attend the World Oceans Day events and make a statement at the plenary meeting of the Oceans Conference at the UN General Assembly.

He will hold a number of bilateral meeting with top UN officers, including the Deputy United Nations Secretary General, Ms Amina Mohamed  and Mr.Peter Thomson, President of the UN General Assembly.

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