Madam María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, the President of the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday arrived in Accra for a four-day official visit.
Her visit seeks to strengthen political support and cooperation with the United Nations General Assembly.
She was met on arrival by Professor George Gyan-Baffour, the Minister for Planning, and other government officials Madam Martha Ama Akyaa Pobee, Ghana’s Permanent Representative to the UN; and Dr Eugene Osei, Special Adviser to the President on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Also, at the Kotoka International Airport to welcome Madam Espinosa was Sylvia Lopez-Ekra, Acting UN Resident Coordinator in Ghana.
Her visit highlight Ghana’s leadership role and support for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and emphasize the importance of strengthening the multilateral system as the best option for responding to global crises and challenges.
Ms. Espinosa will hold bilateral meetings with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the Speaker of the Parliament, Rt. Hon. Prof. Aaron Mike Ocquaye, and the Leadership of Parliament the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Hon Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey (MP), the High-Level Ministerial Committee on SDGs, representatives of civil society and UN officials.
Madam Espinosa will also pay a courtesy call on the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II at Manhyia Palace in Kumasi.
Madam Espinosa is the first woman from Latin America to become the President of the UN General Assembly and the fourth woman to lead the body in 73 years of UN history.