Queen of Belgium in Ghana for three-day visit 


Queen of Belgium, Her Majesty Mathilde arrived in Ghana Wednesday for a three -day State visit. 

The Queen was met on arrival at the Jubilee Lounge by the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mohammed Tijani Habib, the Minister for Planning, Professor Gyan Baffour, Belgian Ambassador to Ghana, Huyge Chartry, and the Chief of Protocol, Mr. Peprah Ampratwum.

The second day of the Queen's visit (8th February) will commence with a breakfast meeting at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel to exchange ideas with the Civil Society Platform members and Business leaders. The Queen will subsequently depart Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel to visit Teshie Presec SHS, Osu Presec SHS and the Makola Market.

In the afternoon on the second day, the Queen will attend a Luncheon meeting at Mövenpick with the First Lady Rebecca Akufo Addo and the Second Lady Samira Bawumia , the Minister for Children, Gender and Social Protection, Otiko Djaba, Cultural Icons, Traditional Leaders, UNESCO and UNICEF. The focus of the Luncheon will be on Gender (forced marriages, keeping girls in school).

The queen will resume her visits by going to 2nd Image International. She will proceed to Niche Cocoa Industry located at the Tema Free Zone; (a Private Company financed by BIO Invest, a Belgian Investment Company for Developing Countries).

On the third day of the queen's visit (9th February), she will meet with President Akufo-Addo, at the Ceremonial room for bilateral talks. After the meeting, the President will host the queen to a working lunch at the Banquet Hall, Flagstaff House. 

The two leaders will transfer to the University of Ghana Campus for a Public Lecture on the topic: "The SDGs- a transformative agenda for the future that we want". The Keynote Speaker will be Her Majesty Queen Mathilde. The Queen will subsequently depart the Republic back to Belgium.

Ghana | Atinkaonline.com 

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