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Prez Akufo-Addo congratulates new German president

By Clement Edward Kumsah
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Frank-Walter Steinmeier
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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has congratulated  Frank-Walter Steinmeier on his election, as the President of the Federal Republic of Germany on February 12, 2017

In a statement on February 13 2017, President Akufo-Addo recalled their interesting time they shared “our time as Foreign Affairs Ministers of our respective countries, and the good collaboration and partnership we forged, which enabled our two countries develop further areas of co-operation for the benefit of our two peoples.”

President Akufo Addo wished President Steinmeier and the German people the very best of luck throughout the course of his tenure of office, and in the years to come.

He added that “It is my hope that the strong relations between Germany and Ghana will be deepened, and grow from strength to strength,”

Mr Frank-Walter Steinmeier was chosen by the Federal Assembly meeting in parliament in Berlin. He won 931 out of 1,239 valid votes.

Lawmakers and representatives from various social fields delegated by Germany's 16 states are represented in the assembly.