President Akufo-Addo exchanging pleasantries with President Alexander Van der Bellen.
Ghana has come to be the most crucial location in Africa presently for Austria and Austrian organizations, in accordance to the country’s President, Alexander Van der Bellen.
President Alexander Van der Bellen mentioned, the management of the Ghanaian economic system, particularly above the very last two years, for which Ghana is projected to be the swiftest growing economic climate in the earth in 2019, has made the state incredibly desirable for traders from Austria.
The Austrian President produced this recognized on Monday, May well 27, when he held closed-door bilateral discussions with the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
Welcoming the increasing participation of Austria companies in Ghana’s economic system, President Akufo-Addo, who is also in Austria to participate in the R20 Austrian Earth Summit on Weather Alter, urged Austrian firms spend in cleanse energy initiatives in Ghana.
On the struggle versus terrorism and the escalating functions of terrorists in the Sahel, the President termed for a lot more guidance in aid of efforts by the African Union and the G5 du Sahel in combating the menace.
He pressured that “the co-ordination of activities concerning the armies and the intelligence agencies of our nations is absolutely crucial to a successful battle in opposition to terrorism.”
Presently, the Austrian Federal Army is associated in schooling co-operation with the Ghana Armed Forces on “Overcome Pet Instruction”. As portion of this co-operation settlement, the Austrian Military supports dog handlers from the Ghana Armed Forces, and will established up a regional training centre in Ghana.
Touching on the reason for his existence at the R20 Summit, President Akufo-Addo certain his Austrian counterpart of Ghana’s preparedness to deal with the local climate adjust phenomenon.
Local weather improve, the President stressed, is the most significant risk to the realisation of the SDGs, and has grow to be an issue of grave problem to most leaders throughout the entire world, as it has sizeable impression on the fundamentals needed for the survival of the human race on earth, i.e. increase in sea concentrations, critical and intense climate circumstances, this sort of as droughts, floods and erratic rainfall patterns, and escalating desertification.
“It is in very own interest to act to salvage the economic fortunes of the continent, and, much more so, move up our collective attempts to combat decisively weather improve,” he added.
The President is in Austria to go to the R20 Austrian Planet Summit – an initiative which is supporting locations, nations around the world and metropolitan areas to put into action the United Nations Sustainable Advancement Goals (SDGs), and to satisfy the international local weather protection targets outlined in the Paris Agreement.
He is attending the Summit in his capacity as co-Chair of the UN Secretary General’s Group of Eminent Advocates on the 2030 SDGs, and will, on Tuesday, 28th Could, participate in the significant-amount panel discussion on the need for management to get duty in the world wide system on sustainable development and worldwide co-procedure.
Whilst in Austria, the President will also keep bilateral talks with the Austrian Chancellor, Sebastian Kurz with the President of Hungary, János Áder and with the CEO of the Globe Lender, Kristalina Georgieva.
He is also envisioned to meet associates of the Ghanaian neighborhood resident in Austria.