President Akufo-Addo on Friday left the country to lead the Ghanaian delegation to the 35th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union (AU), which is being held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The meeting of the Heads of State will take place from February 5 to 6, 2022. It is on the theme, “Building resilience in nutrition on the African continent: Accelerate the human capital, social and economic development”.

Whilst in Addis Ababa, President Akufo-Addo will present separate reports on AU Financial Institutions and on Gender and Development, in his capacity as AU Champion on Financial Institutions and AU Champion on Gender and Development, respectively.

He was accompanied by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, Minister for National Security, Albert Kan Dapaah; and officials from the Presidency and the Foreign Affairs Ministry.

President Akufo-Addo will return to Ghana on Sunday, February 6, 2020.

In his absence, the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, shall, in accordance with Article 60(8) of the Constitution, act in his stead.