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20.04.2008 General News

President of Finland arrives for UNCTAD conference

By GNA


The President of Finland Mrs. Tarja Halonen, arrived in Accra on Saturday to participate in the 12th United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

On arrival at the Kotoka International Airport, President Halonen mounted the Saluting Dais, where she received the 21-gun-salute as the national anthems of Finland and Ghana were played.

After that, she inspected a guard of honour mounted by three officers and 96 men from the First Infantry Battalion of the Ghana Army, under the command of Captain Alfred Martei with the Armed Forces Band in attendance.

Eight Heads of State are expected in the country to participate in the conference.

At the airport to meet President Halonen were Akwasi Osei Adjei, Minister of Foreign Affairs, members of the Diplomatic Corps and senior government officials.

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