Washington DC, 25 September 2021(TDI): President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, meets with Vice President of the United States of America, Kamala Harris. The meeting was hosted by Vice President Kamala Harris at the White House, on Thursday. The meeting was arranged to strengthen cooperation and friendship between both countries.
VP Kamala Harris stated that Ghana and the United States have deep historical ties that began in 1957. American companies will be continuing to expand in Ghana, realizing the importance of their work there to the American economy. Vice President Harris said that these companies have strong faith in the Ghanaian government and the environment it has created. She has also shared that the US will shortly donate 1.3 million Pfizer vaccines to Ghana.
President Akufo-Addo while sharing his policy statement said that Ghan aims to develop its national as a democratic state and society with freedom and respect for human rights having a better system of governance.
In addition to thanking the US government for its assistance in combating the epidemic in Ghana, President emphasized on the threat of Jihadist insurgency is the main threat to Ghana’s peace and security and seek US cooperation in this regard.
President of Ghana was also hopeful that Ghana and America will continue to advance shared causes and deepen bilateral relations in the coming years.
Ghana and the US have established diplomatic relations in 1957. Thousand of Ghanian students are currently studying in various educational institutions in the US especially the famous Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). Through the cross-cultural exchange, both countries are building strong and lasting networks between the US and Africa.