President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has left Ghana on Thursday, 8 August 2019, for a two-day official visit to the Republic of Angola.

His visit is at the invitation of Angolan leader, President João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço. 

President Akufo-Addo's visit, the first by a Ghanaian President, is aimed at deepening and strengthening the ties that exist between the two countries, as well as exploring possible areas of co-operation for their mutual benefit.

Whilst in Angola, Nana Akufo-Addo will hold bilateral talks with his Angolan counterpart, and address a special sitting of the National Assembly.

The President was accompanied by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, MP; the Minister for Energy, John Peter Amewu; the Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture, Elizabeth Afoley Quaye, MP; Deputy Minister for Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, MP, and officials of the Presidency and Foreign Ministry.

Nana Akufo-Addo will return to Ghana on Friday, 9 August 2019, and in his absence, the Vice President, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, shall, in accordance with Article 60(8) of the Constitution, act in his stead.