President Mahama arrives in Scotland on viisit

Accra, March 17, GNA – President John Dramani Mahama and his wife, Lordina, have arrived in Glasgow, Scotland for an official visit, which will include a meeting with the First Minister of the Scottish Parliament, Mr Nicola Sturgeon.

A statement from Flagstaff House Communications Bureau copied to the Ghana News Agency, said ahead of Thursday afternoon’s meeting, President Mahama will be the guest of the Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament and will observe the ‘First Minister’s Question Time’.

He will also address a group of parliamentarians in the company of the Presiding Officer.

It said Ghana and Scotland have had years of fruitful political and economic relations, with a number of Scottish oil and gas firms expressing interest in Ghana’s new energy sector.

Educational collaboration has also been enhanced lately with many Ghanaian students enrolling in universities in Dundee, Glasgow and Aberdeen for their higher degrees.

President Mahama will tomorrow, Friday, be honoured with an honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) degree by the University of Aberdeen after which he will meet and interact with a group of UK business executives before returning home, the statement added.


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