Ashanti King meets and greets with President, PM and TT diplomats

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Ashanti King meets and greets with President, PM and TT diplomats

It was a busy day on Monday for the Ghanian Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu, who only hours earlier touch down from a seven hour flight.

At 10 am yesterday, the Asantehene royal paid a courtesy call to President Christine Kangaloo at the President’s House, St Ann’s, Port-of-Spain.

The two met for the first time and exchanged gifts.
The king was presented with a portrait of the President’s House, while President Kangaloo was given three gifts including gold jewelry and a scarf. The visit lasted no more than 20 minutes.

The king then paid a courtesy call to Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley at the Diplomatic Centre.

The Ashanti King is Dr Rowley’s guest of honour for this year’s emancipation celebrations.

Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr Amery Brown, said the king’s visit was also aimed at bringing the two nations closer together in sectors including trade and investment, higher education, international diplomacy, sports, and culture.

Also present at the Diplomatic Centre for the king’s visit were Browne, Minister of Energy and Energy Industries Stuart Young, Minister of Tourism, Culture and the Arts Randall Mitchell, and Minister of Sport and Community Development Shamfa Cudjoe.

The Ashanti King will be in Trinidad for an entire week.

He is scheduled to join Rowley and Mitchell through the streets of Port-of-Spain for today’s Emancipation procession and to visit the Emancipation Village at the Queen’s Park Savannah.

Tomorrow, he is also expected to visit Fort George where his relatives designed and built a wooden signal station in 1833.