President attends COP 26 Summit in Glasgow

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President Akufo-Addo speaking at the orientation ceremony

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo yesterday left Ghana to lead Ghana’s delegation to the World Leaders’ Summit of the United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference (COP 26), which started yesterday and expected to end on November 3, 2021, in Glasgow, Scotland.

The COP26 Summit, which is one of the largest gatherings of world leaders, bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

President Akufo-Addo will deliver a statement on Ghana’s position on Climate Change, as well as measures put in place to combat the threat it poses. He will also deliver three separate statements on efforts Ghana is making to protect her forests and ocean, and participate in the Africa Adaptation Acceleration Summit, being held on the sidelines of COP 26.

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Bilateral talks

While in Glasgow, President Akufo-Addo will hold bilateral meetings with Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya; Mr Jonas Gahr Støre, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Norway; Robert Abela, Prime Minister of the Republic of Malta; Rt.  Elizabeth Truss, British Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs; and Mr Raphael Mariano Grossi, Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

The President was accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration,  Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey; the Minister of Energy, Matthew Opoku Prempeh; the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation,  Dr Kwaku Afriyie; the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources,  Samuel A. Jinapor,; and officials of the Presidency and Foreign Ministry.

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The President will return to Ghana on Thursday, November 4, 2021, and in his absence, Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia, shall, in accordance with Article 60(8) of the Constitution, act in his stead.

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