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750 Leaders From Germany To Storm Ghana For GABS

In a related development, The Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, will pay a day’s working visit to Ghana in August, on the invitation of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

July 12, 2018

Over 750 leaders, decision makers and business representatives from business and politics from Germany and Sub-Saharan Africa are expected to storm Ghana for “German African Business Summit (GABS)”.

The summit would be held in Accra from 11-13 February 2019.

Addressing the press in Accra, Mr Christoph Retzlaff, the German Ambassador to Ghana said the GABS 2019 in Accra would enable German and African business interests to meet to explore economic partnerships between Germany and Sub-Saharan Africa.

He noted that the previous edition of GABS was held in Nairobi Kenya.

The GABS is organised by the Sub-Saharan Africa Initiative of German Business (SAFRI).

In a related development, The Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, will pay a day’s working visit to Ghana in August, on the invitation of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

Mr Christoph Retzlaff, the German Ambassador to Ghana, who announced this, said Chancellor Merkel would be accompanied by the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Gerd Müller and a high-level business delegation.

He said Chancellor Merkel’s visit to Ghana is part of her three nations Africa tour; which would also take her to Nigeria and Senegal.

He said President Akufo-Addo had already met Chancellor Merkel on two occasions in Berlin in June 2017 and in February this year.

He noted that German President Steinmeier was also in Ghana for a state visit in December 2017.

Mr Retzlaff said the visit would focus on economic cooperation and on promoting investment and business in Ghana.

The visit would also be an opportunity to discuss and take stock of the G20 “Compact with Africa Initiative”, launched in June 2017 in Berlin under Germany´s G20 presidency.

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