President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo arrived in Mali on Sunday October 17, 2021; on an Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, mission.
He traveled aboard the Dassault Falcon 900 EXE presidential jet and was met at Bamako’s main airport by the president of the Malian transitional government, Colonel Assimi Goita.
The Malian presidency wrote about the visit: “The President of the Transition, HE Colonel Assimi GOITA, Head of State, welcomed this morning at the International Airport President Modibo Keita, the President of the Republic of Ghana , HE Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS.
“Several officials also came to welcome the visiting president whose disembarkation was preceded by a few minutes by the ECOWAS mediator and former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan. Both are in Bamako for a 24 hour working visit.
Mali was suspended from ECOWAS after a second coup earlier this year. The country is currently working on a transition path for the return to democratic rule.
President Akufo-Addo was accompanied by Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Minister Shirley Ayorkor Botwchwey and National Security Minister Albert Kan-Dapaah.