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27.10.2008 General News

Kufuor Receives Chatham House Prize

By Daily Guide

President John Agyekum Kufuor will this evening be awarded the prestigious Chatham House 2008 Prize.

He will be presented with a crystal award and a scroll signed by Her Majesty the Queen of England who will be represented by the Duke of Edinburgh.

The award ceremony and dinner takes place at Drapers' Hall in the city of London with keynote speeches by leading figures in international affairs.

The recipient of the prize or a keynote speaker will often address members.

The annual Chatham House Prize is awarded to the statesperson who is deemed by Chatham House members to have made the most significant contribution to the improvement of international relations in the previous year.

The selection process draws on the expertise of Chatham House's research teams and three presidents - Lord Ashdown, Lord Hurd and Lord Robertson. The members are then invited to vote for the winner in a ballot.

President John Kufuor was voted the best alongside other nominees such as The Aga Khan, Christopher Hill and Angela Merkel.

From Gina Blay, London