Akufo-Addo flies out for Malta on official visit

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo left Ghana on Monday for a day’s official visit to Malta.

The visit is a reciprocal one from Nana Akufo-Addo to President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca who was one of the first foreign leaders visit Ghana when Nana Akufo-Addo assumed the presidency of Ghana.

The reciprocal visit, which is on the invitation of the Maltese President, seeks to deepen and strengthen existing ties between the two countries, as well as explore other areas of co-operation for their mutual benefit.

While in Malta, President Akufo-Addo will address the Ghana-Malta Business Forum, which is being held to drive Maltese investments into Ghana.

Already Maltese companies have investments in Ghana to the tune of $19 million.

Nana Akufo-Addo was accompanied by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey;  Minister for Trade and Industry, Alan Kyerematen, and officials of the Presidency and Foreign Ministry.

He will return to Ghana on Tuesday, March 26.

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia is acting as President of Ghana in the absence of Nana Akufo-Addo  in accordance with Article 60(8) of the Constitution