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President Of The Republic Of Ghana to pay an official visit to Trinidad

PORT OF SPAIN – His Excellency John Agyekum Kufuor, President of the Republic of Ghana, will pay a State Visit to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago from July 29th to August 2nd on the occasion of the commemoration of Emancipation Day 2008.

During his visit H.E. John Agyekum Kufuor will pay a courtesy call on His Excellency Professor George Maxwell Richards, President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. He will also meet with the Honourable Patrick Manning, Prime Minister on bilateral issues.

H.E. John Agyekum Kufuor

Activities planned include the laying of a wreath at The Memorial Park, participation in the Emancipation Day commemorative events, and a visit to the Point Lisas Industrial Estate. Their Excellencies, Professor George Maxwell Richards and Dr. Jean Ramjohn-Richards will host a State Dinner on the occasion of the visit by President Kufuor.

President Jerry Rawlings of the Republic of Ghana visited Trinidad and Tobago in August, 1997. Other African Heads of State who have visited on the occasion of Emancipation Day have been President Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria in 2005 and President Museveni of Uganda in 2007. The ties between Trinidad and Tobago and Ghana are many and include the influence of the Trinidad and Tobago-born Pan Africanist George Padmore and the intellectual legacy of C.L.R. James.

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