Ghana joins call for UN Security Council reform
03 November 2023 | 2:43 pm
Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo hosted Germany's Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Accra on Tuesday, where the two leaders called for reform of the U.N. Security Council.
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