Pres Mahama calls on Japan's Emperor Akihito

Tuesday, 17 May 2016 18:24
President Mahama and Emperor Akihito President Mahama and Emperor Akihito

President John Dramani Mahama will on Wednesday pay a courtesy call on the Emperor of Japan, Akihito and his wife, Empress Michiko as part of his official visit to the Asian country.

Emperor Akihito is the head of the Imperial Family and the ceremonial Head of State of Japan's system of constitutional monarchy.

President Mahama and his wife, Lordina, who arrived in Tokyo Tuesday, will later hold talks with the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, during which the two  leaders will witness the signing of agreements, and issue a joint statement.

Prime Minister Abe and his wife will host an official dinner in honour of President and Mrs. Mahama on Wednesday evening.   

Her Excellency the First Lady will also meet with the spouse of the Prime Minister, Mrs. Akie Abe on Wednesday and address a meeting with the wives of African Heads of Mission in Tokyo, as well as female ambassadors and leaders of Japanese women groups.

Accompanying the President are the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Hanna S. Tetteh, Minister for Roads and Highways, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini, Deputy Minister for Finance Mona Quartey and Deputy

Minister for Local Government & Rural Development, Emmanuel Agyekum.

By Edward Kwarbi|tv3network.com|Japan