President Mills left Accra last night to attend the 38th G8 Summit in the United States.

He will take part in discussions aimed at accelerating food security in Africa.

Three other African leaders, President Yayi Boni of Benin, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia and President Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania are also participating in the summit.

Presidential spokesperson Koku Anyidoho told Joy News before boarding the plane that President Mills’ participation in the summit is in recognition of successes chalked by his government in agriculture.

The G8 is a forum for eight of the world’s largest economies namely France, Britain, Italy, Germany, Canada, Japan, the US and Russia. Eight other Ghanaian experts are participating in the G8 summit.

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