President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Tuesday, 6 June met and interacted with the Ghanaian community in Belgium. Addressing the Ghanaian community in Brussels, Nana Akufo- Addo said even countries without natural resources have made it – focusing on human resource development. He said that youth education and skills training are cardinal pillars for national development. He also told the Ghanaian community about his government’s plans for the country and his commitment to implement all policies and programmes promised during the electioneering campaign in 2016.
President Akufo-Addo was in Belgium to attend the meeting of UN Advocacy Group in his capacity as co-chairperson of the group. While in Belgium, President Akufo-Addo also met with the Norwegian Prime Minister, Ms Erna Solberg, who is also a co-chair of the UN Advocacy Group on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The President also held separate meetings with the Belgian Prime Minister, Mr Charles Michel; and President of the European Commission, Mr Jean-Claude Juncker. At the opening of the 2017 European Development Days (EDD), Europe's leading forum on international co-operation and development, he delivered an address on the theme “Making Gender and the Youth the Private Sector’s Business”