The Kremlin has announced that the Chinese President is set to visit Russia on 20-22 March. Many people are wondering what the two powers are going to talk about as Russia continues to launch attacks on Ukraine.
The Chinese foreign affairs revealed that Xi is visiting Russia to apparently show support to Vladimir Putin.
The Kremlin also stated that Xi Jinping and Putin would discuss issues pertaining to the further development of the comprehensive partnership and strategic interaction between Russia and China as well as exchanging opinions “in the context of deepening Russian-Chinese cooperation in the international arena”.Xi and Putin will also sign “important” bilateral documents.
This will be Xi’s first overseas trip following his election to a third term as Chinese president on March 10 at the annual parliamentary session. It will also be Xi’s first trip to see Putin, whom he has previously referred to as his “best buddy,” since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine last year.
Russia’s war in Ukraine has put China and Russia’s “no limits” alliance to the test. Since the invasion appeared to catch China off guard, Xi has attempted to serve as a middleman while defending Putin in international fora. China has obstructed G20 condemnations of the war and voted against them in UN votes.
Beijing has vigorously denied US claims it is considering sending lethal arms to Russia. Last month Xi published a 12-point “position paper” on the crisis, which was widely dismissed as an anodyne. It implicitly blamed Nato for provoking the conflict. Both China and Russia oppose Western-led military blocs.
Xi is also reported to be planning a phone call next week with Volodymyr Zelenskiy, Ukraine’s president, although this has not been confirmed.
Akufo-Addo leaves Ghana for state visit to Guinea-Bissau
At the invitation of the president of Guinea-Bissau, His Excellency Umaru Sissoco Embalo, Chairperson of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, led the Ghanaian delegation out of the country on Sunday, May 14, 2023.
The visit’s goals are to further solidify the already close ties between the two nations and look into potential new areas of cooperation for their mutual advantage.
The President will meet with President Embalo in private during his visit to Guinea-Bissau. He will also receive the Amilcar Cabral Medal, the country’s highest honor, speak at the law school of the Amilcar Cabral University, and interact with the Ghanaian soldiers serving in Bissau as part of the ECOWAS Stabilization Support Mission.
The Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, Minister of Foreign Affairs, as well as representatives from the Presidency and Foreign Ministry, accompanied the President.
On Tuesday, May 16, 2018, the President will return to Ghana. During his absence, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice President, would carry out the President’s duties in accordance with Article 60(8) of the Constitution.
At Bortianor, a three-story church edifice collapses
In Bortianor, in the Greater Accra Region, frantic rescue efforts are under way to locate any bodies that may be trapped under a three-story church structure.
On May 9, the Word in Action Church structure fell.
There are concerns that some churchgoers may have been present when the tragedy occurred.
The Ghana Police Service had representatives on the scene.
The National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) and the Ghana National Fire Service sent employees to the scene to assist with rescue operations.
Thousands of locals flocked to the area to assist in saving loved ones who might have been inside the church when the structure collapsed.
Re-election of Apostle Nyamekye as head of the Church of Pentecost
On May 4, Apostle Eric Nyamekye was chosen once again to lead the Church of Pentecost for the ensuing five years.
With a staggering 99.45 percent of the voting, Apostle Nyamekye was re-elected.
The 46th General Council Meetings of the Church took place in the Pentecost Convention Center in the Central Region, where the elections took place.
Apostle Prof Opoku Onyinah was elected to succeed Apostle Nyamekye on May 3, 2018, exactly five years ago. At the time, he served as the area head of the Church of Pentecost in Koforidua. He succeeded as the Church’s sixth leader.
Voting results on Thursday showed that Apostle Nyamekye had earned the conclave’s support.
On Thursday, he received 1,255 of the 1,262 “Yes” votes. Five years prior, he had received 994 of the 1009 “Yes” votes.
At the same council meetings, Apostle Samuel Gyau Obuobi was also chosen to serve as the church’s general secretary.
Apostle Kumi Larbi, who held the position for 10 years, is replaced by him.
Apostle Obuobi, 53, received 1,256 ‘Yes’ votes out of 1,262 total ballots, or 99.6%.
The following five years will be his tenure.