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10.01.2007 General News

German President Arrives Tomorrow

By Samuel Amoako
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The German President, Horst Kohler, arrives in Ghana tomorrow for a four-day official visit.
He will be accompanied by his wife, Eva Luise, and a number of top German government officials.
Presidential Press Secretary, Andrew Awuni, briefing journalists at the Castle yesterday, said President Kohler will hold bilateral talks with President J.A. Kufuour.
Mr. Awuni said while in Ghana, President Kohler will attend the second partnership with Africa conference on the theme Two Generations – One Future; aimed at promoting relationship between Germany and Africa.
It is a sequel to the one convened in 2005 by President Kohler in Germany at which he launched the Africa Partnership Initiative.
A number of Heads of state including President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, Festus Mogae of Botwana and Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria will participate in the conference.
Presidents Kufuor and Kohler are billed to interact with about 50 German and African youth leaders at the conference which will also discuss the environment and the management of the natural world, armed conflict, educational opportunities and employment prospects as well as democratic participation.
The visiting president will also pay a courtesy call on the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II at the Manhyia Palace.
He will also visit the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology where he will discuss the issue of brain-drain with students of the university.
Mr. Awuni quoted President Kufuor as calling on Ghanaians to display a high sense of responsible citizenship, dignity and commitment to ensure the success of the country’s 50th anniversary celebration.