Photos: Asantehene in US to address UN General Assembly


The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, arrived in the U.S capital, Washington D.C on Saturday for an official visit.

The Asante overlord who is in the country for several high-profile engagements, is expected to deliver a speech on the Culture of Peace at the United Nations General Assembly’s High-Level Forum on September 13.

Asantehene Washington DC

The Forum will mark the 25th Anniversary of the Adoption of the Declaration and Program of Action in New York and at the African Union, in Washington D.C.

The Asantehene’s speech to the United Nations Assembly would be on his ability to use traditional methods and culture to engender peace in the Ashanti Region and Ghana as a whole.

Asantehene Washington DC

He was met on arrival by Ghana’s Ambassador to the USA, Dr Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah.

Also at the airport to meet the King were Nana Owusu Appia-Dankwah Kwandahor, Manwerehene of Amoafo Traditional Area; Nana Kwame Ampem Darko, the Asantefuohene of Washington Metro Area and Nana Pokua, the Kontihemaa of Washington Metro Area. 

Others are Nana Kusi Boadum I, Chief of Domeabra; Nana Asuah Amoako II, Fumesuahene and representatives of the Asante Association in the Washington Metro Area.

Asantehene Washington DC


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