The President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has left Accra for Belgrade .
He is leading Ghana’s delegation to attend the 60th-anniversary ceremony of the founding of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) NAM is a forum of 120 developing states that are not formally aligned with any major power bloc .
Ghana’s first President, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, was one of the five historic founding fathers of the Movement .
The Government of Serbia is organizing a commemorative event in Belgrade on Monday, October 11 and 12 to mark the 60th anniversary of the first NAM Conference .
President Akufo-Addo will also hold bilateral talks with his Serbian counterpart, Aleksandar Vucic, aimed at strengthening the ties of cooperation between the two countries .
He is also expected to meet the Prime Minister of Algeria and the Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia, on the sidelines of the Conference .
President Akufo-Addo was accompanied by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, the daughter of Ghana’s first President, Samia Nkrumah, who is also a former Member of Parliament for Jomoro and former Chairperson of her father’s party, Convention People’s Party (CPP) as well as officials of the Presidency and Foreign Ministry.
The president is expect to return on Tuesday, October 12.
“In his absence, the Vice President, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, shall, in accordance with Article 60(8) of the Constitution, act in his stead.”