Sep 19- 2023
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo joined sixteen (16) other African Heads of State and Government at the African Climate Summit in Nairobi, Kenya on 4th – 6th September, 2023.
H.E. William Samoei Ruto, President of the Republic of Kenya and Chairman of the Committee of African Heads of State and Government on Climate Change (CAHOSCC) at the African Union, led the Heads of State and Government in unveiling the 'African Leaders Nairobi Declaration on Climate Change and Call to Action' at the inaugural Africa Climate Summit.
The Nairobi declaration defines and amplifies the African position on the way forward in climate action, and the fundamentals that the international community must attend to in order to ensure that humanity’s economic and ecological imperatives are effectively, coherently, and sustainably achieved.
President Akufo Addo emphasized the need to take radical action to tame climate change on the continent. “It is obvious that we have to act swiftly and decisively to mitigate these effects and ensure a sustainable future for generations to come,” he said.
President Akufo-Addo also had bilateral meetings with President William Ruto (Kenya), President Paul Kagame (Rwanda), Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland, (Secretary-General of Commonwealth, London) and Mr. Jang, Sung Min, Special Presidential Envoy of the Republic of Korea.
He was accompanied by Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, Minister of Foreign Affairs & Regional Integration, Hon. Dr. Kweku Afriyie, Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Nana Asante Bediatuo, Secretary to the President, Alhaji Fawaz Aliu, Deputy Chief of Staff, H.E Damptey Asare, Ghana High Commissioner and Dr. Robert Afriyie, Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration.
The President also took time during his visit to meet with a cross section of members of the Ghanaian Community in Kenya.
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