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Akufo-Addo arrives in Togo for a 3-day State visit

The President has arrived in Lome, Togo to begin a 3-day working visit.

Akufo-Addo, who made the trip to Togo by road, was met at the Aflao border by the Togolese President, Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé and hundreds of Ghanaians.

The two leaders were later joined at the presidential palace by Togolese politician, Gilchrist Olympio, son of Sylvanus Olympio, Togo’s first President.

Mr Olympio, former leader of Togo’s main opposition party reconciled with President Faure Gnassingbé, son of the late President Eyadema in a unity govt, which saw him take a senior position in the Togolese State.

President Akufo-Addo’s visit to Togo is part of the first phase of his tour of ECOWAS countries.

He will formerly introduce himself as the new Ghanaian leader to the governments and people of the sub-region and pledge his commitment to the development of West Africa.

President Akufo-Addo’s will also visit the Noepe border post and the port of Lome with his host President Faure Gnassingbé on Wednesday, before the pair hold bilateral talks at the presidential palace.

A working ministerial session of the two delegations will take place alongside the talks at the palace.

The President will depart on Thursday morning for Ouagadougou, to begin his two-day visit to Burkina Faso.

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