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Accra, Jan.  20, GNA – President John Dramani Mahama leaves Accra on Sunday for a State Visit to the Republic of Turkey.

A statement signed by Presidential Spokesperson John Abdulai Jinapor says the visit is at the invitation of President Abdullah G?l.

The invitation was extended during the Turkish President?s visit to Ghana in 2011.

?The two Leaders will use the opportunity to discuss shared objectives in advancing trade, economic and cultural cooperation between Ghana and Turkey,? the statement noted.

About 60 Ghanaian Business Executives and Entrepreneurs drawn from various private sector institutions are currently in Turkey to participate in a business and investment forum organised as a part of President Mahama?s visit to Turkey.

The statement added that President Mahama will also attend the 20th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of States and Governments of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from Friday, January 25 to Tuesday, January 29.

Vice President Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur shall, in accordance with Article 60(8) of the 1992 Constitution, act as President during the period that President Mahama would be away.

GNA

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