[ 2012-05-04 ]
Archive: President Atta Mills welcoming President Obama when the latter visited Ghana in 2009
Obama invites Mills to G8 Summit
President John Evans Atta Mills together with
three other African leaders has been invited to
attend the upcoming summit of the group of eight
industrialized countries in the United States of
Chairperson of the African Union and President of
Benin Yayi Boni, Ethiopia's Prime Minister Meles
Zenawi, Tanzania's President Jakaya Kikwete and
President Mills will be attending the Group of
Eight (G8) Summit at Camp David in the United
States of America.
A statement signed by White House spokesman Jay
Carney says the leaders will be part of a session
to discuss food security.
“President Obama has invited [four] African
Leaders to join Leaders at the G-8 Summit at Camp
David on May 19 for a discussion session on
accelerating progress towards food security in
Africa,” the release stated.
Deputy Information Minister, Samuel
Okudzeto-Ablakwa told Joy News the invitation is
indicative of the high regard the country is
“What is important is that Ghana is continuously
being given its due respect and accorded the
attention it deserves. Ghana remains a success
story in Africa… this invitation should encourage
all of us, especially in this election year to
remain committed to our democratic aspirations and
ensure that we do not derail the path that we have
set for ourselves.”
This will be the second such an invitation has
been extended to a Ghanaian President. President
Kufuor in September 2008 also attended the group’s
meeting in Berlin, Germany.
The G8 countries are France, Britain, Italy,
Germany, Canada, Japan, the US and Russia.
Source - Joy News
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