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08.04.2006 General News

Kufuor leaves Accra for Washington, US


Accra, April 8, GNA - President John Agyekum Kufuor on Friday evening, left Accra for Washington at the invitation of President George Bush.

At a pre-departure briefing at the Airport, Mr Kwabena Agyapong, the President's Press Secretary told journalists that the two leaders would discuss bilateral issues and Ghana's progress in accessing the Millennium Challenge Account, among other issues.

He said the security situation in Africa especially Cote d' Voire and the Darfur region of Sudan and Ghana's role, as the non-permanent member of the Security Council of the United Nation would be discussed. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Foreign Minister would join the President, who is expected back next weekend, at a later date.

Vice President Aliu Mahama, Ministers of State, Lieutenant General J B Danquah, Chief of Defence Staff, Mr Patrick Acheampong, Inspector General of Police and other Service Commanders saw the President off.