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28.06.2005 General News

Ghana to participate in G-8 Summit

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The African Union Commission (AU) has stated that Ghana has been selected among eight other African countries to participate in the G-8 summit to be held in Gleneagles, Britain, from July 6 to July 8, 2005. It has, therefore, invited Ghana to participate in a preparatory meeting in Libya.

A statement signed by Mr John Aggrey, Ghana's ambassador to Ethiopia and issued from the Ghana Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, said the meeting would be attended by all economic and finance ministers on June 29 in Tripoli, Libya.

In another development, a statement from the African Union (AU) said the meeting in Libya was to be attended by member countries selected to be part of the summit and those currently chairing the regional economic countries and their chief executives, the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Development Bank (ADB) and the NEPAD secretariat.

The statement reminded the finance and economic ministers that “the forth-coming G-8 summit constituted yet another opportunity to be seized by Africa to make its voice heard and also to share with the G-8 countries efforts made so far by Africa in the areas of governance, human and humanitarian rights, cultural and socio-economic development.”

“In addition, Africa will have the opportunity to present its proposals and positions on debt cancellation and the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) in Africa,” the statement added.

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