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The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, left Accra on Tuesday, September 12 2017 for Geneva, Switzerland, to participate in a high level panel discussion organised by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
The discussion will be under the theme: “Accelerating Progress in Building Productive Capacities in Least Developing Countries and Other Vulnerable Developing Economies.”
Dr Bawumia is expected to analyse the development challenges faced by Africa in general and Ghana in particular, and stimulate discussion on measures to facilitate greater trade and investment on the continent.
UNCTAD is the United Nations’ body responsible for development issues, particularly international trade as the main driver of development.
UNCTAD focuses its analytical research on the linkages between trade, investment, technology and enterprise development with special "positive agenda" for developing countries in international trade negotiations. Its activities are designed to assist developing countries in better understanding the complexity of the multilateral trade negotiations and in formulating their positions.
Dr Bawumia is expected to return to Accra on Thursday, September 14 2017. He was accompanied by Mr Habib Tijani, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and other government officials.