President Akufo-Addo leaves Accra for NAM’s 60th Anniversary in Serbia

President Akufo-Addo has left Accra, Ghana to attend the 60th Anniversary of the founding of the Non-Aligned Movement, NAM, in Belgrade, Serbia.

The Movement is a forum of 120 developing States that are not formally aligned with any major power bloc.

It is the largest grouping of states worldwide after the UN.

Ghana’s First President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, was one of the 5 historic founding fathers of the Movement, together with Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, President Ahmed Sukarno of Indonesia, President Gamel Abdel Nasser of Egypt, and President Josip Broz Tito of the then Yugoslavia, who launched the Movement in Belgrade.

Serbia is organising a commemorative event in Belgrade from October 11 to 12, 2021.

A statement from the Presidency said President Akufo-Addo will hold bilateral talks with his Serbian counterpart, Aleksandar Vučić.

He is also expected to meet the Prime Minister of Algeria and the Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia, on the sidelines of the Conference, to discuss matters of mutual interest.

The President was accompanied by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, former MP for Jomoro and daughter of Ghana’s first President, Samia Nkrumah, and the former Chairperson of the Convention People’s Party. The President is expected back in Accra on October 12, 2021.

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