Former President John Dramani Mahama has welcomed Kamala Harris, Vice President of the United States of America, to Ghana, as she begins her one-week working visit to Ghana, Tanzania, and Zambia.
Ms Harris touched down at the Kotoka International Airport on Sunday, 26th March at about noon.
Mr Mahama, in a statement to welcome the US Vice President, said her presence in Ghana, following previous visits by Presidents of the U.S.A. in 1998, 2008 and 2009, re-affirms the durable friendship between Ghana and the U.S.A.; and further demonstrates the US's growing interest in Africa.
“We look forward to the US collaborating with Africa to provide the needed support for economic cooperation, youth development and employment and enhanced security for global safety,” Mr Mahama added.
Kamala Harris’ visit is expected to build on the recent U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit that President [Joe] Biden hosted in Washington in December 2022.
The trip is also meant to strengthen the United States’ partnerships throughout Africa and advance our shared efforts on security and economic prosperity.
While in Ghana, the US Vice President will meet with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and some government officials.
Discussions will be centered around regional and global priorities including democracy, sustainable economic growth, food security and the effects of the Russia-Ukraine war.
The US Vice-President will strengthen people-to-people ties and engage with civil society, including young leaders, business representatives, entrepreneurs, and members of the African Diaspora.
She will also visit the Cape Coast castle while in the country.
She will head to Tanzania and Zambia after her three-day stay in Ghana.