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Ghana President Mahama to attend Davos meeting

Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama will be joining a select number of world and business leaders this week at the 2014 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, according to an official statement issued on Monday in Accra.

This year’s gathering, which opens on Wednesday, is under  the theme “The Reshaping of the World: Consequences for Society, Politics and Business”.

The statement said President Mahama would chair a key session and also participate in various discussions on sub-themes, including climate change, the post-2015 development goals, the future of health and healthcare, the pressing youth unemployment challenge, and economic prospects in major emerging economies.

“The President will also take the opportunity to hold a number of bilateral meetings with world leaders and business executives on the margins of the Davos gathering,” it said.

Accompanying President Mahama will be the Minister for Finance, Seth Terkper and the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Ambassador Thomas Kwesi Quartey.  

Meanwhile, President Mahama is participating in a high-level Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week programme – a large gathering focusing on tackling pressing issues such as renewable energy, water and the environment, the statement said.


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