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Akufo-Addo congratulates new UK Prime Minister

Congratulations have been issued by President Nana Akufo-Addo to Rishi Sunak, the new premier of the United Kingdom.

Liz Truss resigned last week after 45 days in office, and Mr. Sunak was elected in her place.

Her departure follows the resignation of a crucial minister and the messy parliamentary vote in which Tory MPs defected.

In spite of being elected by the Tory membership in September, Ms. Truss lost her position of power after making several U-turns.

President Akufo-Addo expressed confidence that Mr. Sunak’s term in office would result in closer ties between Ghana and the UK in a message on his official Twitter account.

“Warm congratulations to Rt. Hon. Rishi Sunak, MP, on becoming the 57th Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during this trying time for his nation and the world.

In a tweet, he expressed his hope that his term in office will “strengthen and deepen even further the links of co-operation, collaboration, and friendship between Ghana and Great Britain, and provide us with the platform to promote progress and prosperity for our respective peoples.”

He will be the youngest prime minister in recent memory and the first British Asian of Indian ancestry.

His mother, Usha, and father, Yashvir, immigrated to the UK in the 1960s after being born in Tanzania and Kenya, respectively.

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