Ahmadinejad to deliver lecture today

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and President John Mahama

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and President John Mahama

Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will deliver a public lecture at Ghana’s Islamic University College today, Wednesday April 17, 2013 in the country’s national capital, Accra, on the second day of his two-day visit to the small West African country.

Ahmedinejad is in Accra as part of a three-nation African tour.

He will hold bilateral talks with Ghana’s President, Mr John Mahama later in the day after meeting the Speaker of Ghana’s Parliament.

The two leaders will also jointly address journalists at a news conference after their bilateral talks and signing of some agreements.

The Iranian President will also lay a wreath at the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum.

Ahmedinejad arrived in Ghana on Tuesday April 16, 2013 at the Kotoka International Airport and met on arrival by President John Mahama.

President Mahama later hosted the Iranian Leader to a dinner which was also attended by Ghana’s two former President Jerry Rawlings and his wife, as well as former President John Kufuor.

Ahmedinejad is scheduled to leave Accra today.
His visit sparked some internal controversy with some international relations experts like Prof Keith Bluwey warning that Ghana could suffer some backlash from her Western neighbours over the Iranian Leader’s visit.

He has already been to Niger and Benin.