03 July 2018
President Ramaphosa to host President Akufo-Addo of Ghana on a State Visit
President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Thursday, 05 July 2018, host the President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on the occasion of his State Visit to South Africa.
The State Visit aims to strengthen the already good political, economic and social relations that South Africa and Ghana enjoy, which were formalized at the advent of democracy in South Africa. The two countries established in May 2007 a Permanent Joint Commission for Cooperation (PJCC), as a structured bilateral mechanism to provide for political, economic, social, cultural, scientific and technical cooperation between the two countries.
The State Visit is anticipated to provide an opportunity for the two Presidents to further strengthen and deepen the bilateral relations between the two countries, paying a particular focus on economic, cultural and scientific cooperation. The two leaders will further discuss issues of mutual interest and concern at the continental and global levels, particularly security, peace and stability in the continent.
President Ramaphosa and President Akufo-Addo will also address the South Africa-Ghana Business Forum which will bring together business people from both countries to explore further trade and economic cooperation.
The programme of the State Visit is as follows:
Welcome Ceremony and Media Briefing
Venue: Union Buildings, Pretoria
N.B: Media to arrive from 07h30 am at the Union Buildings to be accredited.
South Africa-Ghana Business Forum
Venue: Royal Elephant Hotel and Conference Centre, Centurion, Pretoria
Members of the media should send their names ID/Passport numbers to [email protected] or 079 891 2782. Members of the media are also requested to present their valid press cards at the point of entry to access the venue.
Note as well, that nobody wearing jeans, T-shirts and tekkies will be allowed into the venue. The dress code is strictly presentable in line with the decorum of the event and the venue.
Enquiries: Khusela Diko, Spokesperson to the President, on 072 854 5707
Issued by: The Presidency