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30.11.2006 General News

German President to visit Ghana

German President to visit Ghana
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The President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Mr Horst Köhler would pay an official visit to Ghana from January 11 to January 14 2007.

A statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday said the visit was to consolidate the existing bonds of friendship and partnership between Ghana and Germany.

The statement said his wife, Eva Luise, as well as high-ranking officials of the German Federal Government and civil society would accompany the German President.

President Köhler would hold talks with his host, President John Agyekum Kufuor after, which they would host the Second African Forum from January 12 to January 14 at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre.

The statement said bilateral talks would focus on issues of mutual interest aimed at strengthening economic cooperation and partnership between the two countries, especially with regard to the Ghana Government's development agenda.

The German President would pay a courtesy call on the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II at the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi and visit the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.